For my final university project I wanted to improve my overall digital matte painting ability and learn rough modelling to create a 3D DMP. The piece is a cinematic shot of a fantasy castle. It towers over an arctic environment at the break of day.
The digital matte painting was created in Photoshop with rough projection geometry modelled in Maya. The castle is a CG asset from KitBash3D which I enjoyed incorporating into the scene through snow paint-over in Photoshop. All compositing and camera projections were done in NukeX.