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Frigid Warmth Walkthrough by Rahll Frigid Warmth Walkthrough by Rahll
First off, sorry for the massive file, but hopefully it won't take long to download. You might try clicking the download link on the left side too, and viewing it outside your browser, because it's a bit wide.

This is a simple walkthrough I created for this piece, Frigid Warmth:


It's not incredibly detailed, it just sort of explains in a general manner what happens in each step, but I thought it'd be nice to show you guys how this stuff comes together.

Also, if you check out my Livestream here, you can watch about 4 hours of this being worked on in the middle stages. The first part I actually talk and give tips, the second two parts are just music while I work. Just click the 'on-demand' button, you'll see the links.

Hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, I'll do my best to find the time to answer them. Take care!
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:icontosalance:
TosaLance Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Thank so much, it really show me so much things to learn how to paint
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Highrook Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Seeing the process is really really cool. Thanks for posting this. 
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FallenAngelAlice Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.o that is just so whoah, im speechless.
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:iconhuppyleon:
huppyleon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
thankyou :)
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:iconmattkevin1991:
mattkevin1991 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely work and details :D thanks so much
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:iconim1tta:
im1tta Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!!! Amazing dude :icontearplz:!!!
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:iconlegendaryrey:
LegendaryRey Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool
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:iconcorpsevomit:
Corpsevomit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Hey Rahll, i was curious...how did you do the waterfall?
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:iconrobertstudio22:
RobertStudio22 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
just amazing detail great job on this
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:iconhitohikami:
HitoHikami Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all of the tutorials and tidbits you throw up here, as a beginning artist, that's really helpful. Good to see you looking out for the low guys on the totem pole too. :D
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:iconzotoh:
Zotoh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u see the third picture... its better than any of my work. amazing!
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:icond3athb3rrymon:
d3athb3rrymon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful, thanks a lot! :D
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:iconcoolvanillia:
coolvanillia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Fuck that shit...awesome!
So the moutains are photos?
Is the waterfall a photo as well? Or pure painted?

Which textures you use for the bulidng? (the blue lines and regular lines?)

Woah..I'm so amazed! Perfect!
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:iconthekempness:
TheKempness Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome! And that was very clever of you to add the orange glow... It adds a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing!
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THOMASOM13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing tutorial !
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:icondroppinapples:
DroppinApples Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I'm diggin this man, I'm inspired to take a crack at some matte painting. Nice work!
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have a question. What is the out door and in door temperature in Celcius? :lol:

On a more serious note, for someone still quite amature in this area, the tutorial only helped me by showing me the work pipeline. To actually accomplish any of the steps beyond the line art and values is a fools venture as five years of doing art has taught me that I am thoroughly and hopelessly incompetent at learning from trial and error. Could you recommend me a tutorial on how to accomplish any of these feats step by step as none I have every found ever went into any form of depth i.e. Teaching me how to detail, shade, and composite the individual components of the image compared to just telling me to do it.

Thankyou. :)
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AnimeVenus16 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow I really like this :) and great tips I will use for my artwork so great thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconarjuu-na:
arjuu-na Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I read this walkthrough, and I have to say I now know what matte painting is and how it works. :) Thank you for that!
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JosephBiwald Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Did you take a class to learn most of the things you demonstrated, or did learned it all solo?
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:iconclnny:
CLnny Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this!
I love to have a glinch behind the working process of other talented people.
It really helps to get better, and there is so much to learn~
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Prophosphere Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow ... XD
Incredible ...:D
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Heyriel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Woah, I've always though that poainting like this is alot of work but so much? -on the other side, I always was like 'woah, how do these people do the mountains?' and now I know, it's all fake! D: -Naw, jj :lol: But, doesn't it take a really long time too, to crop/clean the images used there?
It's truly amazing to see such a piece being created ^^
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Matte painting is actually very time consuming, it's not quick and easy at all. Everything has to be as photo realistic as possible.
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:iconheyriel:
Heyriel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I see that C:
How long did it take you to get so good and where/how did you learn? Just self taught or did you go to artschool?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I attended art school for 3 years, but learned nothing of digital there, in that respect I'm self taught. I've been digital painting for 5 years this summer :)
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daisiesandbows Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
That is just... Amazing.
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IMPUREPALADIN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will help alot, thanks!
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Aries0403 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool

sometimes,I realy confuse between concept design and matte.
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:iconsoumyasm:
soumyasm Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome!!! This is one of the very best matte painting tutorials i've come across! Thanks so much for sharing! :heart:
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:icondrd-no:
DrD-no Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I love this lesson, love your artwork, you sir, have earned a +watch. Good stuff!
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the walkthrough, it helped a lot!
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MistressAilyia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I haven't seen anything quite like this process before, it's really quite stunning.
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ConceptCat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've been wanting to know, just specifically. When images are made like this, when it comes to dA rules, do you know whether or not if we're suppose to reference the images for these type of paintings?
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Rahll Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you're using stock from deviantART, follow the artist's rules for crediting. If you're using stock you paid for, then you should be free to do what you want without giving credit necessarily. If you're using creative commons photos, then you need to follow whatever license is attributed to that particular photo.

Often, though, if you're pulling very small portions of photos that aren't particularly unique or distinct to that photograph, then you can often be a little looser with credits.

I personally have been a little too lax with giving credit where it's due in my own work, and I aim to be more attentive in the future.
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ConceptCat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I see, Mr. Lax.

Thanks for the reply. :heart:
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tommyscott2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Remember this one all too well: still looking great to this day! =)
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MagicVoodoo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Do you have to be a good drawer to do this?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Depending on the matte painting, you may or may not need to have really good drawing skills, but if you don't, you still need to have really good fundamentals and working knowledge of perspective and lighting so you can render things properly.
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MagicVoodoo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
OMG I gotta try this, but I'm a sucky drawer. Is this based around Halo?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Inspired by :)
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draeth Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for sharing!!
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:iconkumenchi:
kumenchi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative
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shar-vampire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
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I have only one question: Between steps no. 3 and no. 4 You set the layer mode to overlay maybe? :)
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Which layer? The lines? I always set the lines to multiply if that's what you mean.
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:iconshar-vampire:
shar-vampire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
No, no ^^ You make a black/white layer and then?... New layer with overlay mode?
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, I don't do anything like that. Are you talking about like with the colors?
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shar-vampire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
:nod: I've seen many concept artists do the same scheme: sketch, b&w painting, than on new layer over the b&w on overlay mode they add colours.
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:iconrahll:
Rahll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, I don't do that, I hate that process. You end up having to repaint everything anyway, I'm comfortable enough with color to jump straight into it, rather than color over black and white.
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shar-vampire Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I understand :) I'm also not overpainting b&w, just doing the colours.. But where my level to Your masterpiece ^^
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