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exsanguinatus
09-03-2004, 11:43 PM
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Title: Matte Painting At Dusk Of Rocky Beach
Name: Dylan Cole
Country: United States
Software: Photoshop

Here is a painting I just did for myself. I had a lot of fun with it. I used some photo reference for some of the rocks.
Dylan
www.dylancolestudio.com

>> Hi resolution image << (http://www.dylancolestudio.com/Matte/personal/images/RockyBeach.jpg)

Androgs
09-04-2004, 06:53 AM
Good one, I really like it:), can we also see the reference you used?

Andyman
09-04-2004, 07:29 AM
REALLY awesome. Your effort on the rocks definately shows. Great job =).

mrman
09-04-2004, 07:16 PM
this whole systme of what to plug and what not to plug is very hard to understand. I would really like to know the criteria that is used to judge what is to be plugged and what is not. An obvious awesome piece like this is going unnoticed, while other (lets just say less stronge) pieces are being plugged. What should one do to get their stuff looked at by the right person and HOW is the right person?


By the way dylan, great work.....at least I appreciate it!

the sparky
09-04-2004, 09:48 PM
that looks amazing. I like the mix of technology and rock. Very cool.

I-NetGraFX
09-04-2004, 10:11 PM
Excellent artwork! :applause:
That eroded, but inhabitated rocks are real eyecatchers!
Somehow they remind me of monument valley . . .

The only thing what disturbs my view is the sharp rock-formation to the very right.
Every element in your pic has that vast amount of detail. This rock has nothing of it?!
But I think its not interesting for the matte in general, because you'll mainly use the center part of it.

May you post some of your references, so we can compare?!
In my eyes, some parts are obviously painted and some regions might contain photomanipulated elements. It would be interesting to know what kind of references you use!

What's the original resolution you've used for the matte?


this whole systme of what to plug and what not to plug is very hard to understand. I would really like to know the criteria that is used to judge what is to be plugged and what is not. An obvious awesome piece like this is going unnoticed, while other (lets just say less stronge) pieces are being plugged. What should one do to get their stuff looked at by the right person and HOW is the right person?

Haven't found it out yet!
Maybe, someone else can give a sufficient answer?!
I don't know why this artwork catches no other attention . . . is there something missing?

But anyway you've got my vote http://www.cgtalk.com/images/rating/rating_5.gif !!

Cheers, Daniel :arteest:

Jeremypiven
09-05-2004, 01:13 AM
Very nice.Yes could we see your reference?:thumbsup:

Dennik
09-05-2004, 01:39 AM
Wow. You got very creative with just a bunch of rocks! Great job.

dgpilot
09-05-2004, 01:48 AM
Excellent piece Dylan, just another masterpiece to add to your collection

MadeInUterus
09-05-2004, 01:53 AM
this whole systme of what to plug and what not to plug is very hard to understand. I would really like to know the criteria that is used to judge what is to be plugged and what is not. An obvious awesome piece like this is going unnoticed, while other (lets just say less stronge) pieces are being plugged. What should one do to get their stuff looked at by the right person and HOW is the right person?

just warn one of the threads moderator by sending a note linking to topic.. thats the fastest way i think

Balusilustalu
09-05-2004, 02:07 AM
Hey Dylan,

looking nice. Did you consider pulling a nice 2.5D move on it? Would certainly bring it to life even further.
How long did you work on this?

Daniel-B
09-05-2004, 02:41 AM
Very excellent work, Dylan. Impressive.

Ecleposs
09-05-2004, 03:47 AM
very good jop:thumbsup:

i like it so much man...waow
can u show us the photo reference you used?
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

balistic
09-05-2004, 04:18 AM
The purple "eyelid" cast in the atmosphere by the terminator isn't something a lot of people would think to paint. Props for that. Really nice piece.

deathblood
09-05-2004, 04:36 AM
wow...two moons....great light on the ground...I like ,It looks like 3d work....
I always think if we have two moons.....coolhttp://www.cgtalk.com/images/icons/icon13.gif

percydaman
09-05-2004, 05:06 AM
um okay, one of the best images Ive ever seen on this forum, 2d OR 3d. Its just amazing... oh and as much as I would hate to see a watermark on that image, Id put one on there if I were you. That image needs to be protected, its an investment.

Dene of Terror
09-05-2004, 05:53 AM
veeeeeeeeeeery nice! :thumbsup:

snowkiwi
09-05-2004, 06:49 AM
My God you are the man. Exquisite, harmoniously beautiful, breath-taking achievement. I wish I could say more but I just can't find the words.

... I know, it is perfection.

alp
09-05-2004, 07:29 AM
Really well done, and well integrated with various photos . . . the rock photo ref's look like the "Lord of the rings " stuff / yes ?

Great image !

:thumbsup:

Leonard
09-05-2004, 07:37 AM
this whole systme of what to plug and what not to plug is very hard to understand. I would really like to know the criteria that is used to judge what is to be plugged and what is not. An obvious awesome piece like this is going unnoticed, while other (lets just say less stronge) pieces are being plugged. What should one do to get their stuff looked at by the right person and HOW is the right person?
Well, that's answered in the FAQ (http://www.cgtalk.com/faq.php?faq=cgtalk_faq#faq_gallery_frontpage)...

I plugged this image btw.

Reinier
09-05-2004, 09:11 AM
I love the serene mood. I almost feel like i'm really standing there...

Ed Lee
09-05-2004, 09:16 AM
I really dig the picture and the use of reference of rocks as an integrated element. The thing that catch my eyes are the cracks on the pathway. Although, I like the idea of regularly lit lighting..the cracks seem artificial and too regular in size. It may also seem too clean and flat. It needs a worn look or even difference in coloration since it's outdoors, I feel.

Other than that cool pix.

Ed--

Dare
09-05-2004, 10:18 AM
Awesome image, I just dont know what to say :applause:
I would like if you could explain the process of doing this great composite, show us ref images etc ...

Thanx
:thumbsup:

phoenix
09-05-2004, 10:55 AM
wonderfull work ...i really love the idea of the lights on the path ...very nice

NMarzian
09-05-2004, 11:12 AM
Awesome! This work rocks. :buttrock: First I was not sure if this was really painted or realized in 3d. Great style! I would love to see other places of this fantastic world as well. Maybe an animation will follow? :bounce:

Bye,
Noryx

SUN
09-05-2004, 01:46 PM
I am very glad that i see so soon another work of yours in CGTALK and which of course is FANTASTIC !!!http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
The PROS in my opinion is the Great sense of depth you give to the painting and the atmosphere,
i also liked very much the lighting in the path.
As for the CONS of your work as much as i try to find I really can't !!!

Ross Forster
09-05-2004, 03:35 PM
Excellent piece Dylan, I love the tone and mood you envoke in your paintings. Great work.:thumbsup:

Sanby
09-05-2004, 04:07 PM
That is absolutely brilliant. Those rocks are bang on. I am in awe of this man, it is just so awesome.

This is truly inspiring. wow

Sanby

kmest
09-05-2004, 04:29 PM
that is fantastic.very good work :applause: :applause:

topxq
09-05-2004, 06:04 PM
i like the light
the flee is very nice !
but you can do it better

EMP
09-05-2004, 06:28 PM
WOW very nice viewport and nice light effects on the cracked sand path incl cool lights in the mauntins

Koogle
09-05-2004, 08:14 PM
My new wallpaper :D

5 Star!!! Excellent

DanielVFX
09-05-2004, 08:46 PM
you are the best of the best Dylan!:applause:
ˇbeautiful!:eek:

Rivendale
09-05-2004, 09:33 PM
Hi Dylan, I agree with everybody else, it's a really excellent piece. The lighting is very interesting. I like how you made the buildings take shape from the rockformations. I think it's something we humans should do more...build our homes and such so that they fit into nature more. Kind of similar to Rivendale in LOTR where the houses are built to fit into the woods or the hobbits houses that are merged with the hills and such. Could it be that that was an inspiration for you on this piece?

CML

JJASSO
09-05-2004, 10:14 PM
awesome as usual dylan, really interesting enviroment and mood , it's great having you posting such a beautiful art, keep inspiring us

ploink34
09-06-2004, 02:02 AM
Photoshop you say.... This unworthy subject bows at your feet.
Though the craftmanship is really on the money the artistry is great!
keep up the good work.

sgtsam
09-06-2004, 04:53 AM
I like this because its not your typical beautifull touristy happy beach. No, this is a beautifull somewhat evil and treacherous beach. The futuristic fantasy theme is a definite plus, and the composition and lighting is great. I would like to have a beach house there. On another note how is it that the moderators are able to find these before I can? Its like they must have no lives at all... just surfing on cgtalk all day long waiting for all the new posts to pop up. Not a bad way to live mind you...

DUCKORABB
09-06-2004, 07:53 AM
Very nice work! As usually really great!!!


Best regards!!

DCKBB

cserbuj
09-06-2004, 08:33 AM
GREAT!!! As usual. Your work really inspiring. Artist. Perfect mood, color, style,etc...

momotea
09-06-2004, 09:41 AM
WOW~~I like your works,i like your web sit~~~~~adore~!:bounce:

JAG3D
09-06-2004, 10:52 AM
Magnificent. I thought it was 3d.

Kanga
09-06-2004, 03:24 PM
Great stuff!

Keep it comming!
Kanga

artmonkyd
09-06-2004, 05:26 PM
Wow. I love the depth you developed in this piece. Great subtle tones too. I'm new to CG art so forgive me if I sound a bit corny :) http://www.cgnetworks.com/gallerycrits/103453/103453_1094317726_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/gallerycrits/103453/103453_1094317726.jpg)

igorstshirts
09-07-2004, 12:01 AM
This is a compositors dream! The lit path moves the eye in a very circular motion aroud the pic. Beautiful!

exsanguinatus
09-07-2004, 06:50 AM
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for such a positive response. I really appreciate it.
Ed Lee- I appreciate your critique about the pathway and I completely agree, I am going to change it a bit. I am a fan of your work by the way, you rock!

Here are some of the reference images that I used.
http://www.dylancolestudio.com/Matte/personal/images/ref/DSC06624.jpg
http://www.dylancolestudio.com/Matte/personal/images/ref/DSC06625.jpg http://www.dylancolestudio.com/Matte/personal/images/ref/breakerbay.0015.jpg
http://www.dylancolestudio.com/Matte/personal/images/ref/breakerbay.0017.jpg

Thanks,
d

I-NetGraFX
09-07-2004, 07:21 AM
It's interesting to figure out, where you've overlayed
or painted the rocks! Incredible artwork indeed! :thumbsup:

Cheers, Daniel :arteest:

Tilstrom
09-08-2004, 03:53 AM
brilliant stuff, love it. :D

cserbuj
09-08-2004, 09:17 AM
What image resolution do you paint?

techart
09-09-2004, 07:57 PM
my Goooooooooooooooood,,,awesome work man, very realistic I'll say...love the rocks a lot....the composition,the colors,,,,respeeeeeeeect...tech

Artbot
09-11-2004, 06:56 PM
Beautiful work - one of the best I've ever seen here. Thanks for posting it.

Melchi
09-16-2004, 09:31 AM
What a great ambient!
The stones looks really well, beautyfull work.

How long did you work for this?
And what/where does the idea and inspiration come from for this work?

Finally - Really good job, nice. :thumbsup:

ravivjkumar
09-20-2004, 11:42 AM
nice work, well detailed work on the background

dragrace7
09-22-2004, 01:36 PM
It's amazing work! Looked at it for a while, almost like a dream. Would love to see some more of your works on here :)

grandma
10-19-2004, 04:03 AM
by force :twisted: :buttrock:

w0lf
01-24-2005, 01:21 PM
your works seem to have more poetry than any other matte painters i've ever seen. Great works Mr.Dylan.

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