Principle matte of the "Ice Planet" surface
This was pretty much the first every matte painting I did for a German TV show back in 1999. At the time I had no ready reference images at hand at all (it was next to impossible to source good reference online at the time, together with the fact that it was a very hot summer). Due to an excessively low budget, this painting was created by stitching together countless of my own low res photos I took in Switzerland.
This painting served many different shots.
Original dmp size: 2048 x 9000. Locked off.