So I took a stab at making some God of War type environments. and Paul gave me some really good insight. Definitely kicked my ass in critiques. So I will be doing another batch of these types of Enviros in the near future
it was kind of a different take on it , most the time its a dark , violent feel to it , so i tried to do a softer side of it , i imagined he is dreaming and seeing his wife and kid for the first time since he supposedly died in the 3rd one
It looks really good. I especially like the lighting work you did directing towards the ruins. It's a nice touch. The fact that the clouds are so close to the ruins makes it look like it's some mighty old temple or city of the gods up high in the mountains. So yes, if find that this piece reflects very well your description.