This is my entry for the Environment Art category for the 10 week 2022 Artstation Challenge: Dragon's Rise - The Forgotten Realms. I was responsible for all assets and assets were created only for this challenge and for the particular camera/view distance. Many of the assets are of Vista/Skybox quality as they were not intended for close-up shots. I'm very happy with the progress I was able to make and the lessons learned over a 10 week period! Final post-processing for color balance, bloom, levels, etc was done with Photoshop using render passes from UE5. I used Sky Creator as an organizational tool to help combine all the existing various fog, atmosphere, and lighting tools in UE5 into one convenient asset to quickly iterate.
More WIPs and process: https://www.artstation.com/challenges/dragons-rise-the-forgotten-realms/categories/165/submissions/71357
Please check out Jenny Mati's submission as it was a large inspiration for my work!