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PartisanFox
05-12-2007, 11:49 AM
http://netrunner1.republika.pl/StJbefore.jpg
http://netrunner1.republika.pl/StJafter.jpg

Hi,
this is my 1st matte painting, and a result of reading many tutorials. I treated this as an exercise in which I tried to use techniques I had learned. I didn't want to add new elements or paint them, I just focused on using masks, layers, adjustments, painting with different tools, and of course using clone tool. I'd really like to hear critiques from you and some tips.

JJASSO
05-12-2007, 08:45 PM
nice first mattepainting adam, I like the overcast sky and general mood, I would try to work more on the architecture itself, try to make it look wet, add some more highlights to the bricks, metals , some rain drops hanging down in the roff of the foreground building
I think the windows with the lights on look too exagerated, with too much glow and I would desaturate that orange/yellow

PartisanFox
05-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Thanks for words of advice, especially wet dome would look cool - I totally forgot about wetness in the scene ;-).

SamsonsReaper
05-13-2007, 11:27 AM
Yes its a good first matte and i agree with James on the crit. One more thing that i would like to add is to tone down the blue hues on the right side by just adjusting the saturation a little bit.

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