A timed experiment in order to try to master digital matte painting within Photoshop.

To try and accomplish a finished painting within an hour was a challenge I’d set myself after seeing some of the amazingly talented speed painters like Nico Di Mattia on YouTube. This is a new skill I’m trying to get to grips with, so I chose the subject and went to work. As I’d set myself the challenge of getting this done within an hour there are things that aren’t finished on it — that’s part of the point — but I tried to focus on the asteroid detail itself.

Asteroid by Dave Bowker

A digital painting created in Photoshop using the brush tool

Asteroid Detail by Dave Bowker

A larger crop of the asteroid, showing some of the detail of how it enters the atmosphere

Dave Bowker Signature

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