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04 April 2006, 07:43 PM
hey guys here's a great matte painting contest, where you can win the new imac pc, thanks to the guys of ( for doing this
I have already submitted mine hehe , you're up to submit 5 images, take a chance and enter this one

04 April 2006, 11:34 PM
ha! I was actually going to post this link as well.

I'll be doing it, but not 5 versions though.
Best of luck!

04 April 2006, 08:10 PM
thanks for the great tip Jaime!!! Ive also posted one. Maybe Ill try another one later on...

04 April 2006, 12:10 AM
Please guys, if you have the chance upload some WIPs for the contest, i would like to see some of them ;)

04 April 2006, 02:41 AM
hey guys here's a portion of mine , ( I don't like too much square compositions so I did a little crop here hehe ) , I'm won't be able to work in more versions , but I hope I can get something hehe, share yours and we all will give some tips

04 April 2006, 09:17 AM
great composition and concept jamesvfx!!! Its definitely one of the best entries...

I like also the idea to post our images here for crit...

So heres mine. Its my first matte ever, so any help would be great...

Can we also post our forthcoming images here before submitting them to

04 April 2006, 11:30 AM
james: Wow ,you matt are amazing good luck :)
trialanderror: good job the water need to be a bit darker good luck :)

04 April 2006, 06:41 PM
thanks for reply elnady, I already submitted this image, so I cant reedit it... But youre right with your tip... Im going to post a new wip the next time and try to keep that in mind...

04 April 2006, 07:10 PM
thanks for your commest ,I hope I win something hehetrialanderror ( vbmenu_register("postmenu_3486100", true); : the idea is good but I see some problems here, the water may be a little off in perspective, cause of the waves scale
the little boat with those fisher men look bad in his cut and perspective as well , when you are doing a matte painting you are putting together a lot of elements 3d, 2d phtos etc, you have to have a really good integration in order to do a nice composite, always take care of the black and white levels, for instance in your image you have a big rock in the foreground, its black levels are to low compared to the background , all the things in the foreground will always look darker and more color saturated, and the further the less saturated look , less contrast, and brighter dark levels, overall it is a great start , try having som brighter side in the sky as well, it is too flat , and I see some bright reflections in the water
keep up the good work!

04 April 2006, 11:51 PM
thanks jamesvfx, youre as always very helpful and encouraging, Im already working on a new one, trying to avoid the mistakes I made but I have no result at the moment, so Ill try to post as soon as I can...

04 April 2006, 07:05 AM
hey guys

i thought i would enter this comp also so here is what i have so Far - its only a base.. trying to set mood and composition so any crist would be great

love your work jamie :thumbsup:


retouch so far

04 April 2006, 01:35 PM
:) Yikes !!! May 12th... this is going to be tight!! ... I guess I should check this forum more often.

Thanx Jaime for the info about the contest!! I wish all of you guys the best of luck...

Ok now... back to work... I have a matte painting to start ;)

04 April 2006, 08:01 PM

Ive made a new matte for the contest and would like to know what you think of it? Ive made lots of handpainting this time like the right side of the sky and image manipulation...

05 May 2006, 01:55 PM
my one:

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