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From the 'Quest for Truth: Mysteries of the Bible' series from National Geographic.

I was art director for the VFX, but I also kicked in some key matte paintings here and there. This one was created primarily as a 'style guide'. They were looking for a painterly, but realistic look. This was to be turned into a matte projection with a heavy camera move... so I went for a saturated, golden tone that was easy to toy with in comp. The Temple itself was a miniature that needed a lot of work.

Image: National Geographic

Solomon's Temple Matte Painting
Solomon's Temple Matte Painting