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07-08-2006, 03:40 PM
Latest update (to see the progress go HERE (


To see hi-res, click on the image. (
So I have started too. Good luck everyone in the challenge.

My entry can be something like: Breathing City
or whatever

Concept sketch:

07-08-2006, 03:59 PM
Looks great! Really wonderfull! Fantastic idea ... I am looking forward on your progress :)

I like the building on the left :)

07-08-2006, 04:20 PM
very nice composition.We can feel the great depth of the ocean on the back.welcome to the challenge:)

07-08-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks guyz

I'm glad you like it.

Unfortunately I will go on after 10 days or so, when I'm back from vacation.
I wish you good luck in the challenge and I'm looking forward to see your entries after two weeks.

See you soon

07-08-2006, 06:46 PM
kutkin that mood is awesome and I like the composition as well , I'm looking forward to see your wip's

07-13-2006, 08:39 PM
I wouldn't have placed important architecture to corner of the picture cos that leads eye out of the pic.. so maybe you want to change that. Otherwise good luck in the contest!

07-31-2006, 08:59 PM
I got a little bit shocked, when I realised what date it is and when the dead line is, so I hurried to work.
I was very nicely suprised, how it was fast and easy to do. Looks like I'm not gonna miss the deadline!:D

Here I go:

I have used a couple of photos I took on vacation in Croatia right for this purpose.
I haven't touched the buildings yet.

So what do you guys think?

I'll keep you posted.

I wish everyone good luck and not to miss the deadline!

08-01-2006, 09:07 AM
Added foreground detail.

08-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Continuing with terrain.
Any comments?
Tomorrow I hope to finish off the terrain and start the architecture.

08-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Looks pretty good! =) perhaps I´d increase the underwater feeling on the foreground. Good luck!!:)

08-01-2006, 09:28 PM
It looks very promising, I like composition and textures which you using. Keep working man :thumbsup:
No som zvedavý jak to dopadne, lebo to ide super :D

08-02-2006, 06:47 AM
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
I'll probably try something with the foreground.

No já jsem taky zvědavý jak to dopadne ;-).

08-02-2006, 07:50 AM
it seems you're on the good way, keep it up ! :thumbsup:

08-02-2006, 01:15 PM
Finishing off the terrain:

08-03-2006, 11:38 AM
The terrain is more or less finished.
It took more time, than I expected...

The next step is going to be architecture.

What do you think?

08-03-2006, 12:41 PM
you really captured the underwater feel.

08-03-2006, 11:28 PM
Thanks, vshen.

Another update here.
I wasn't very sure about that foreground building, so I hid it just for now, I'll check it later.
I have tried many different buildings there, but I can't get it sit in there. We'll see.
So I painted the main city instead.
What do you think?
I'll continue in the morning.

To see the diference between the initial sketch and the recent update in action, visit THIS LINK. (


08-04-2006, 07:23 PM
hey, looks good. Maybe too much empty space on left but that's looking nice already

08-04-2006, 08:16 PM
I don`t know but i like it very much :thumbsup:

08-04-2006, 08:55 PM
So I have finaly finished.

To see hi-res image go HERE. (
To see difference between sketch and final, go HERE. (

This has been a wonderful challenge. Thanks everybody for crits and support.

Some outstanding pieces have appeared. I congrat to every matte painter, who finished his entry and wish good luck.


08-04-2006, 09:33 PM
The final image looks very nice indeed.

Good luck with the contest.

08-13-2006, 05:44 PM
I added the finished image to my on-line portfolio site.

At last something to show there.

Watch it HERE (

Matte painting section of portfolio (

08-19-2006, 01:59 PM
Excellent work! Congratulations on winning third. I like this piece overall, but for some reason, the water in the right background, and the rock surface in the left foreground really jump out at me ... they look great! The water really conveys depth and vastness, and the rock has great texture ... I've seen rock like that many time before. So while those details aren't the focal point(s) of the image, they add a lot to it. Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing more.



08-19-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks, neofisk.

I really appreciate that.:)

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