Tribute To Mario - Skull Island Jungle by sdavis123061
People seem to like the detail that I put into my background landscapes. Well you might be interested to learn that the inspiration for those goes back to the original King Kong movie from 1933. The backgrounds in that film were mostly some incredible glass matte paintings by an artist named Mario Larrinaga. He could do more with greyscale light and shadow than most people can do with full color. I decided to paint this as a tribute to his remarkable talent. Next time that movie is on, watch the backgrounds and be amazed. They have such depth it seems they go on forever. Photo Shop/Wacom and about 18 hours time.