For this I tried to stay within the confines of the plate we were given.
I've seen quite a few matte paintings that are painted to match a full 2k res, so I figured that's what David was having us do. I don't agree with David's notion of having us design while painting. I seperate the two. And while I don't agree, I totally understand it. The design of the castle gives us our own original design, gets us to think about the process of designing while painting (which can be hard sometimes, but sometimes HAS to be done) I designed the castles as silhouettes first
Then I applied the silhouettes to the plate and painted on it.
On this one I went with more of a fantasy, LOTR feel to it. Tried to keep the castle classic though.