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09 September 2005, 06:53 AM
Well guys,

I have decided to attempt my very first matte painting.

To start off I just took this really quick (and quite crappy) sketch I did of a landscape on my free time as the basis for the matte painting. I've already been working on it for a few hours so I'll post the steps I've gone through thus far. (Theres 6 I think, too lazy to count that high :P)

F.Y.I. all the images I'm using in the matte painting are all taken by me on the few vacations I've acutally had.

09 September 2005, 02:56 PM
wow looking good so far, keep it going!

09 September 2005, 05:52 PM
added more mountains and tweaked a few things here and there.

09 September 2005, 07:24 PM
Another update. Feel free to give some feedback. :)

09 September 2005, 08:12 PM
I'm no expert on Matte Painting but this is looking fantastic! I don't no what I can crit right now, just keep it going! :)

09 September 2005, 12:53 AM
thx enialadam, seems you're the only one who has anything to say. I dunno if that's a good thing or not.

Anyway, here's another update

09 September 2005, 01:06 AM
Fine start. Just keep going. It's hard to "critique" right now because it's still difficult to see the forms of the landscape.

09 September 2005, 01:33 AM
So are you saying it's not clear enough?

09 September 2005, 02:14 AM
Well the original sketch is entirely covered. Now I'll start tweaking some things and adding more details in places.

Still Looking for some feedback.

09 September 2005, 06:24 AM
The overall atmosphere is really cool, however you need to tweek some things and get rid of some of the obvious repeating patterns, it is not convencing to see the same mountain or pools of water over and over again in a painting. Varing the size alone is not enough. I hope this helps. The overall impression is quite nice though.

09 September 2005, 11:21 AM
This looks really nice though there are some minor glitches and some of the perspective is a bit off. I also agree with Euphrosyne that you have to get rid of some of the repeating pools and mountains. The mountain in the top left corner is maybe a bit too saturated, you might also try to add something to brake up the rock/mountain/trees theme like a small boat in the middle of the valley or a small hut on the beach :)

But this is coming along very nicely for your first matte, I like it :)

09 September 2005, 03:59 AM
Ok I havent touched this for a while but I'm workin on it again. Right now I'm just concentrating on removing some repeating elements.

(I removed a bunch of the previous images becuase I'm runnin out of webspace)

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