This is a cover I did for Paradox interactive's Naval War - Arctic Circle game a few years ago. This particular cover was on a very tight schedule and a very tight budget but I was given a lot of creative freedom by Paradox from the very start and was responsible for the image from concept to final execution and retouch. I started,as usual, with ingame (in this case very low res) models and built up detail by modeling and also encorporating purchased stock models. Background was a mixture of digital painting and photomantaging. Below is how it looked on the box with titles.
Some closeups at about 50% resolution. Final size for this piece was 5000x7000 pixels which is quite small by current standards with Keyart being often in excess of 10000x15000.
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