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12 December 2006, 06:21 AM
Mediums: Photoshop and Photographs.

Here is my first matte painting. It started out as a simple test to see if I could even do one, then I started to look at past challenges, and got inspired by The Grand Space Opera. The photos that are used were taken from around the world by me.

I would love comments and criticism as this is my first matte painting!

12 December 2006, 05:20 PM
welcome eli , nice mood in this one, forst of all I would like to say that it would be better y}if your try a 16:9 aspect for matte paintings it is like all matte painitng s shoulod be actually, you have a good sense for lighting, but for sacel and depth you have to take care about it a lot, I see the clouds are behind the planet , so it makes the planet looks a little weird in scale and depth, also some stronger , warm highlights to the rocks of the waterfall would be great

12 December 2006, 08:29 AM
Thanks for the help, So I think that I took into account everything that you commented on. Thanks again, and here is the revised version.

12 December 2006, 01:59 PM
yess better.But the waterfall and the planet don't look very natural.I think the waterfall would be darker and the planet should have less opacity.

12 December 2006, 09:51 PM
So here it is...

I think this is finished.

hmmm... but, let me know what you think!


12 December 2006, 05:21 PM
Nice idea, Ihave one problem with it, not a major one just an observation I am not an expert I may be wrong.

The colour of the clouds and atmosphere is done by refraction of dust, waterdroplets, vast landmass. The colour wavelength of light from source the sun. On the painting you have one form of refraction on the left, and another on the right. White and red. Either as a solution use a gradient from right to left of the red colour to white so it blends seamlessy. Or use use photo filter to apply a colour cast, warm or cool to the overall picture. That way it would like one image and not two.

This is just my opinion, other posters may agree or disagree, have a play and you might see what i mean.

And i do love the image and comp


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