The Rebirth of a Civilization
A matte- painting of a forgotten secret city hidden deep in the jungle lost for all mankind, until it's unlikely discovery by an endangered tribe.
Update - 1 May 2020
Deep in the jungle, through the hazy mist and the desolate mountains lay the ancient city waiting for its rediscovery. A once great polis swallowed by the labyrinthine jungle, leaving only ruins interspersed throughout. Until one stormy day a local tribe fleeing from their invaded homeland stumbles on its remains during their hour of need. It's discovery not only reviving a people but the remnants of an ancient civilization.
The key frame shows the tribe after it has discovered this forgotten city.
Shown above is the process from block-out to final paint-over.
Update - 28 Apr 2020
The Forgotten Temple
After hundreds of years a local tribe has returned to its ancestral roots deep in the amazon jungle.
I began by photobashing and painting a quick composition thumbnail after which I moved into 3ds Max to block out the main architecture and foliage geometry. I began matte painting after rendering the base with a standard material.