Matthew Do­rad

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Lo­ca­tion: France Web:­ Email: travinkal@hot­ 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.”

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