I've been touching on this stuff for a few years but never really thought about it being 'proper' matte painting as I hardly use photoshop brushes at all. Everythings created using C4D and After Effects. I salivate big time over Matte paintings so want to pursue this more within my work - I'm a music video and VFX designer mostly.
I'd love to know what you real matte artists think.
(Apologies for expanding your screens with the below)