Here's a quick environment/lighting study I did for Artslam
based on this incredible photo
of Mt. Fitzroy in Argentina. I don't know who the photographer was, but I found the photo on this free wallpaper site
, so I guess it's safe to use for educational purposes. Anyway, this is a lot like what I imagine the homeland of the mountain people in my world to be like. Vast, frozen, impossibly high mountain peaks with small, high-altitude valleys nestled here and there. Very nasty place, though the mountain people and their yaks and goats manage to do pretty well. Need to come up with a name for them...My Artslam progress...
Corel Painter 11, 2010.