Location: France Web: www.karbo.deviantart.com Email: email@example.com Software: Photoshop, Manga Studio
Freelance concept artist Matthew began his career working on book illustrations. He’s since moved into video game development, specialising in backgrounds and landscapes.
“I especially like building up a strong atmosphere in my pictures,” he says, “that grab the viewer and take them far away, to explore strange and fascinating lands. Whether it’s commissioned or personal, I love to try new things, new ambiances, new palettes – and learn something new by the end.”
Working almost exclusively digitally, with his trusty Wacom, Matthew is currently focusing on developing his own fantasy world.
1 Past glory “A group of adventurers enters the ruins of a once gigantic and powerful city. Who knows what dangers lurk in the countless cracks and crevices of those crumbled buildings? I wanted to create a composition that looms over the characters, creating a distinct feeling that they’re entering a place that Mother Nature has claimed back from humans, and where humans now find themselves to be the intruders.”
2 Majestic waterfalls “The immense waterfalls crash in the distance, creating many streams and rivers that flow gently through the lush forest. I was aiming to create a very atmospheric piece, in which I wanted the viewer to be able to hear the flow of the stream and the roar of the waterfall, bathed in an almost ethereal light.”