With the release of Star Wars Episode VII approaching, I felt like going back to my childhood and decided to spend a day watching the two Star Wars trilogies one more time. To be honest, I hadn't watched Episode I, II and III for years, but as an artist, one thing I can't deny is that the environments and the whole design of those movies are gorgeous, especially Naboo.
I worked as a graphic designer for a few years but my heart has always been in films, so a year ago, I decided I wanted to be a part of this industry, as an artist and more specifically as a matte painter. One of my favourite matte painters is Yannick Dusseault, also known as "Dusso". If you're not familiar with him, I encourage you to check out his outstanding work. To me, matte painting is pure movie magic, and when I saw his work on Star Wars, I knew that this is what I wanted to do.
So his work and the Star Wars films inspired me to do this matte painting. I've always liked the massive scale of the Destroyer and wanted to see if I could handle that scale outside of a space scene, I felt it would be spectacular to see this ship outside of its usual environment. The original image is 6000 pixels wide, which allowed me to go into details as you can see in the 3 close-ups.
I hope you'll like it. If you want to see more of my work or of Yannick Dusseault's work, you can check out those links :