Who is..

My name in Fredrik Hallén, I´m a digital matte painter and environment artist. Njord studio is my freelance company. I also work as a CG Generalist and Photographer.

As far as I can remember I have always been drawing and creating various things. Fantasy has always been a big part of my life, it all started with 'J.R.R Tolkiens - The lord of the rings' series as for many others.

I have more than 10 years of experience in the field of digital image creation, photography and post production work.

Now I work in programs like Clarisse, Modo, Mari, Maya, World Creator, Photoshop and many more on a daily basis when creating my matte paintings.

The studio is located just outside Borås, Sweden.



There is no end to what we can do in regards of image making when combining 3D and 2D techniques like photography, matte painting and illustration.

Do you want to visualize an un-built house in a dream location? No problem! Do you also want multiple angles, different light, multiple roof types, multiple paints but but still with the same lighting or story? No problem!

Or do you want an ice fortress on Mars built by unicorns? No problem!

I can do this in both a cost efficient and photorealistic way.



This example shows one way of making an image with some of these techniques, there are more ways but too many to show here.

How to matte paint

And this page shows what´s 3D and what’s photography, the rest is matte paint other techniques.

Before and After

In short:

‘Njord studio creates visual storytelling.’