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11 November 2006, 02:57 PM
Hello :) this is my first matte , it's not finish but I hope you can tell me advice to make it better , Thanks .
I have no idea of how i can do a relief effect especialy for the rock of the waterfall on the left and to make my water more realist .

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11 November 2006, 01:52 AM
hi warry well this is far from being a finished matte painting, it is more of a sketch , matte paintings a re photoreal images created by anymeans you want but not fully 2D painitngs ( in some ocations )

first of all think about composition, depth and scale
I see your image very flat you donīt know whats in the fore,middle or background
I suggest you visit the tutorials section at this matte painting forum you will find lots of tips on drawing,perspective, and techniques
I will look forward to see your improvement

11 November 2006, 07:46 PM
Thanks for your reply, i'll try to make it better, for the perspective line ,even with tutorial i have no idea to apply that on my picture :( .

For the Backround/Forground etc... i 'll try to make they better .

I was trying to find photos on this site : but i find nothing realy interesting :( .

I saw the Ressource category on but all of their links are not free and the pictures looks beautiful :'( .

Do you know other web site ?

Thanks you .

11 November 2006, 10:21 PM
You are looking for photo reference?
That's not what it is about when you start.
First you need to handle sketching ideas and then you can detail them up and use photoreference.

Have a look at this Sketches thread (

Great help for start are Gnomon DVDs by Dylan Cole. (


11 November 2006, 09:56 PM
Hi again :) , i looked a lot and read a lot of video and topics about paintings,matte painting etc... and i was do a new try :

I search to make a good atmosphere and i think the light are not good... particulary for the castle .

Can you tell some advices ? Thanks .

11 November 2006, 10:08 PM
Well, the main problem is, that matte painting takes much more than just stitching photos together. Don't wory and paint in it.


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