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Reikon
07-10-2006, 09:40 AM
Hello,

this sounds like a fun challenge to improve my matte painting skills so I figured i'd give it a shot.

I think for this idea I want some old greek / roman architecture.

-The original image posted has been pulled due to unintentional similarity of another artists work. These are all new thumbnails. I'm just trying to hammer out a composition and interesting storyline.

-Update- Gonna go with the "Escape from Atlantis" theme ;D

Most recent WIP~

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-1.jpg

Velarion
07-10-2006, 11:49 AM
welcome to the challenge! I like the composition, the dark cave walls give it a very elegant look:thumbsup:

Reikon
07-11-2006, 03:18 AM
Playing around with some different ideas.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-2.jpg

Reikon
07-11-2006, 07:04 AM
Ideas and more ideas

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-3.jpg

Inlakechh
07-11-2006, 01:00 PM
This looks really nice Daniel. Will you paint the buildings completely or try to add some photos ?

miguelslo
07-11-2006, 01:30 PM
this is basicaly a copy of the Underwater City from D'artiste Matte painting book (with flipped canvas horizontaly).

why Reikon, why? :shrug:

EDIT: ok you changed all of it now... hope its not copied from somwhere again... good luck!

Dile
07-11-2006, 01:47 PM
shiat, miguel is right, that looks exactly like the one in d'artiste! not exactly but VERY similair
you have gone for the same mood, the same building styles, the same peprspective,
are you so uncreative that you couldnt put ONE single element in before looking at
the picture of D'artiste... ????
(hahah, even the window lights look the same, oh no, you replaced those fishes
with a diver.. sooo creative...)

I hope im soooo wrong, but I doubt I am..

Reikon
07-11-2006, 02:26 PM
I just had an idea. Basically, i'm not sure if this will work or not for this contest but, I thought it was kind cool anyway.

Basically, atlantis is a thriving underwater city. But, people live there and they are shielded from the water above. They still can go out into the water but, they have to go through air locks. Basically, its like a huge underwater civilization. This is just a quick speed paint to show what i'm talking about.




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl2-4.jpg

JJASSO
07-11-2006, 05:02 PM
reikon originallity is needed maybe you took some inspiration from that image but you have to come out with some new idea,
good luck on your entry

Dile
07-11-2006, 05:18 PM
Some inspiration ? haha, you have obviously doestn seen the book Matte painting *D'artiste
:P maybe you have, but said that to be kind...
No offence, but I think its sooo cheating to not say were you have inspiration
from, or if you worked out someone elses picture!

reikon, what Photoshop effect are you useing ?

Reikon
07-11-2006, 05:42 PM
"This looks really nice Daniel. Will you paint the buildings completely or try to add some photos ?"

I'll try and paint as much as possible then add photo texture towards the end.

I decided to go with my original idea and show a scene of a diver escaping from Atlantis.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-2.jpg

JJASSO
07-11-2006, 09:43 PM
dile: for your information I'm a featured artiste in that book with 4 images, I think Reikon learned the lesson , from now on please guys focus on the challenge and techniques
keep it up Reikon the last one I think is really good idea, but not focus just on a hallway matte painting is about complex enviroments that cannot be created in normal production set.

Reikon
07-12-2006, 01:52 AM
Starting to punch in some more details.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-3.jpg

GonzaloGolpe
07-12-2006, 07:57 PM
Is the image you´re using the Roman Theatre of Mérida, Spain?It reminds me that construction hehe. Good luck to you!

Reikon
07-12-2006, 08:18 PM
Is the image you´re using the Roman Theatre of Mérida, Spain?It reminds me that construction hehe. Good luck to you!

Sure is ;) ran across a few pieces of it and thought "OOO Thatd work nice together" hehe

Good luck to you as well Gonzalo ;)

mybutterflyiris
07-12-2006, 08:40 PM
I think the one you are working on has some nice potential...The broken pillars to the left of the diver took me a little time to read. Like it seemed as if something (which was the wall behind) was reaching around them... just a little fyi.

Reikon
07-13-2006, 12:25 AM
I think the one you are working on has some nice potential...The broken pillars to the left of the diver took me a little time to read. Like it seemed as if something (which was the wall behind) was reaching around them... just a little fyi.

Thanks for the info Mybutterflyiris I tried to fix what you were talking about.

This is the most recent update. I'm just continuing to add more and more texture to the piece.
Added some friends for our diver as well. Any critique appreciated! Thanks

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/DanTheMan777/atl3-4.jpg

Inlakechh
07-16-2006, 08:46 PM
very nice mood Daniel, keep it up.

Velarion
07-19-2006, 09:07 AM
Good details but I think we should see the overall city more.It has good underwater feeling so far:thumbsup:

streetwisesmartbomb
07-24-2006, 05:00 AM
im a little bothered by the camera angle.. its either the camera angle or the perspective of the first floor of the building seems a little off. maybe also try to pop in some elements to lead the eye around more.. just some ideas..

however i think your doing a superb job.. im looking forward to seeing how far you push this.

Moysh
07-25-2006, 07:03 PM
Haha, I almost feel bad for the diver who is gonna be eaten by that giant Anglefish.

Nice mysterious and scary mood. I do feel that the school of fishes stand out abit too much. They will blend in more if they are more blurry.

Reikon
07-26-2006, 05:46 PM
Inlakechhvery- "nice mood Daniel, keep it up."

Thanks!

Velarion - "Good details but I think we should see the overall city more.It has good underwater feeling so far:thumbsup:"

I wanted to do something a little different everyone is showing the mass city as a whole. I wanted to show a section of Atlantis that has a scene taking place. I'm loving your piece btw keep it up~

streetwisesmartbombim - "a little bothered by the camera angle.. its either the camera angle or the perspective of the first floor of the building seems a little off. maybe also try to pop in some elements to lead the eye around more.. just some ideas..
however i think your doing a superb job.. im looking forward to seeing how far you push this."

Thanks for the feedback streetwise. I see what your talking about now and I'll try my best to modify for the next update.

Moysh- "Haha, I almost feel bad for the diver who is gonna be eaten by that giant Anglefish.
Nice mysterious and scary mood. I do feel that the school of fishes stand out abit too much. They will blend in more if they are more blurry."


Thanks Moysh, I want to add a bunch of small details that might take a few looks to notice their there. I'll fish the fish as well^^


New update coming up soon guys. I need to finish this up and move on to the next project.
I've learned alot doing this. Update within a few days and maybe final piece as well.

JJASSO
07-26-2006, 11:12 PM
nice image so far just some comments, I think the only light there is the enviroment lights, I think it needs some stronger highlights to separate elements more, also some highlights in those fishes would look really good, some bubbles maybe o plancton particles all over the scene would make it look really deep under the water

JJASSO
08-04-2006, 11:46 PM
due to a malnfuction either on reikon's computer or internet connection ,he was no able to upload the final version that's why he asked me to upload it for him , good luck !! nice one here




http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/7884/atl43rv1.jpg

http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/1163/atldetail1ii5.jpg


http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5215/atldetail3pu4.jpg

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