Chapter 16. Epic Fantasy Landscapes

Covered in This Chapter

• Matching scale and perspective for subjects and landscapes

• Matching flow and physics of water

• Using masks as mortar for stone work

• Custom thatching from a single texture

• Construction with texture, duplication, and painted shading

• Adding wildlife and sun-rays for detail

Creating fantasy landscapes is one part imagination, two parts persistence, and, as usual, completely fun—or at least that’s about how it goes for me. In the midst of a study on over-fantasized nature and its use in graphics for advertising (such as greenwash), I decided to try my hand at some seductive and fun eye candy while I was at it. The result was ­Rainbow’s End (FIGURE 16.1), which represents a collision ...

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