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04 April 2006, 08:39 PM
WIP here is a sketch I started of an arctic ice scene. No ref.

04 April 2006, 05:12 AM
"every one check for swamp leeches... whats the deal am I the only one that got hit?"

04 April 2006, 06:20 PM
redwolf : matte painting is not just painting enviroments, or enviroment elements like this one , I suggest you follow these steps

1: think about an aspect, , take a look at all the pro matte paintings around they are done in 16:9 HD resolution or aspect, not every of them but try not to work in a square compositions, or this vertical rectangle that makes a little hard for the viewer to travel

2: think of a center of interest and a focal point, in this case , that mountain is your focal point but not necesarily needs to be the only thing in the image, make it more interesting adding ellemtns that will lead you to the focal node.

3: the colors you're using are good, but always work with real photo reference, from sketching to a final matte painting

4: go here and learn more about traditional skills, composition colors, perspective, this link of lanscape composition rules will certanly help you ,

anything else you need just let me know

04 April 2006, 04:24 AM
awsome! THANK YOU for pointing me in the right direction.. :thumbsup: i was getting parranoid about no one replying. The link is Extremely usefull.. cant wait to post some more attempts.

07 July 2006, 10:15 PM
Here is an update.. Got some ref for colors.. havent used the refs yet but will during the end.
Any feed back or comments would be greately appreciated. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

07 July 2006, 10:18 PM
sorry about huge image. here is a smaller one so you can see it on one screen.


07 July 2006, 11:58 PM
hmm is better than the first ^_^
seems like mine works lol
please keep posting you wip's till you finnish, i wanna really see it :)

07 July 2006, 01:33 AM
Second attept looks better than the first, but a long way.

Something else to think about: When I look at your image, my eye is being led towards the mountain top, because of the brighter snow, and then straight off the edge of the painting by the light source further to the right. Try to balance your composition more as you work on it, and include some elements on the left so that there is enough to keep the eye on the painting.

I look forward to seeing any more progress.


07 July 2006, 03:04 PM
thanks for the comments. I have been working on it today. Nick- I see what your saying about the eye movment. I am going to work on these elements tonight and try and post up an update. Thank you for taking your time, and reviewing my work.

08 August 2006, 06:17 PM
sorry for lack of update.. to who ever is intrested. Had to finish finals for summer semester.. and getting teeth pulled has been most uninspiring.. here is an update.. minor additions.

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