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04 April 2007, 07:24 PM
I´ve been waiting so long for a matte challenge and finally! Thanks Dave.

Gonna push this one as far as i can.

04 April 2007, 08:04 PM
Nice you are here! I am waiting your matte-painting! ;)

04 April 2007, 10:36 PM
The legend arrives! :thumbsup: Can't wait to see your interpretation of this one mate.

- Dave.

04 April 2007, 11:19 PM
oh no if i take part i wont stand a chance :P

lycka till!

04 April 2007, 11:26 PM
It's the taking part that counts, not the winning :)... though winnings good too :thumbsup:

04 April 2007, 02:22 PM
Damn I missed this thread! alright Levi here are the rules : You must have both hands tied behind your back while painting.And No Wacoms allowed!

Sorry dude , just trying to keep things far here ;)

Good luck man!


04 April 2007, 10:37 PM
damn man, so you have 2b workin' wit a mouse?
well, but then again, matellis broke his magic neckless!

04 April 2007, 10:51 PM
Haha, oh, that's low man :)

04 April 2007, 09:39 AM
hehe no worries guys :twisted:

04 April 2007, 10:39 PM
heres my uhm *cough* clean plate, lol might do something about those lights later on.

04 April 2007, 11:05 PM
Looks clean enough to me mate :) Nice work on the right passage.

Watching your thread is like watching the calm before the storm :)

04 April 2007, 11:43 PM
Looking good so far fella. Looking forward to your concept.

04 April 2007, 10:17 PM
here we go, the set extension, and a following concept

04 April 2007, 10:21 PM
Man thats just awesome , your texturing always amazes me :D show me the the ways man! im still hooked on the basic round brush in photoshop.


04 April 2007, 10:45 PM
wow, great mood levi ! cant wait to see the next steps.

04 April 2007, 10:46 PM
Really well developed concept there samsonreaper, are you planning a camera move or a straight up painting?

04 April 2007, 02:16 AM
Levi Péterfi ladies and gentlemen!

That concept is just incredible mate, this is why I follow your work so closely!


04 April 2007, 10:26 AM
Oh, man, I just love the light! :drool: I can't wait to see the final version.
One thing, though - that little bright lamp is looking a bit strange in this pic...

04 April 2007, 11:52 AM
wooooooooooooow I love your concept!! Have to enter this challenge now

04 April 2007, 09:28 PM
thank you all, glad you like the concept sketch. I tried a new approach here

04 April 2007, 09:35 PM
wow great concept, I like this one even more.

04 April 2007, 03:27 AM
That's amazing. :o

04 April 2007, 07:07 AM
Nice! I want snow too but maybe i will create a dessert rock landscape....

04 April 2007, 08:54 AM
i think your 1st concept is wicked. what stage are you at right now?

04 April 2007, 06:07 PM
The green one is outstanding. What a masterful style.

04 April 2007, 06:39 PM
great concepts, I speciually like the jungle one, the one int he snow looks really nice but I think the first oine can have lots of details and a more dramatical lighting.

04 April 2007, 10:01 PM
Yikes thats good! How do you go about choosing between 2 concepts like that?

04 April 2007, 11:11 PM
man I really like both of those but I *really* like the natural feel of the green one. It feels like I'm in the middle of a really dense place a million miles from anywhere. Very lost and forgotten. Love it.


04 April 2007, 07:22 PM
thanks again everyone, yeah the jungle one comes out better. I do think the image needs some futuristic elements, suggesting the future. So probably whip out some Maya objects.

04 April 2007, 08:47 AM
great job already.i love your style SR.i'm also wondering, will you add camera move?

04 April 2007, 06:48 PM
Those are both great concepts! I really like the jungle one and would love to see it at it's final stage. My fingers are crossed that it's the one you go with :)

05 May 2007, 11:27 PM
cgoz: yes i think so :)

Well first quick step. This has been laying still for weeks. And its time to start working. This is far from finished, just laying down the key elements.

05 May 2007, 12:11 AM
Wow! That's convincing already. Great job so far.
The photo element route seems to be the way to go on this one, with the walls coming in close to the viewer.—Can't wait to see the finish.
I'm sure you've done your share of mattes. Do you have a large library of photo reference, or do you search on line as needed for refs? That's probably a dumb question.

05 May 2007, 02:37 AM
This is incredible - bravo! Very convincing blending of images!
Yeah, I'd love to know if you have an immense library of images to work with, or do you go out and shoot per project?

Can't wait to see more updates!

05 May 2007, 04:58 PM
I agree about this image looking great, just don't forget the reflections on the water, I would add more detail to the wall where the archs are, more fooliage, some cracks in the structure, some broken details, moisture, etc

05 May 2007, 04:54 PM
thanks mates

not much left to go now, still i am not sure what to continue on..

05 May 2007, 05:07 PM
Looks good. Nice work with the photo reference.
My only crits would be to dig out some of the pixels from the lattice in the remaining roof support arches and adding some more crumbly wall structure to the columns to the right. The sky looks a bit blown-out too.

Very nice job over all.

05 May 2007, 05:42 PM
Nice work bro! So on the right side the plant has a hard edge where you extended the right side.
Good luck!

05 May 2007, 06:07 PM
very nice integration indeed. U have some work do to on the right side but i'm shure u'll do it right. next, maybe it needs some atmospheric effects (it seems to flat)...some haze and dark shadows/ highlights to get little more drama.

05 May 2007, 06:52 PM
Yea the only things that I noticed are the line on the right at the bottom which im sure you already are taking care of, and the sky that just doesn't seem to match.

Other than that its pure perfection mate ;) Love how this turned out, its amazing!


05 May 2007, 07:05 PM
thanks for the crits and comments!


05 May 2007, 07:41 PM
last update for today

05 May 2007, 08:05 PM
Gotta love the "Venice" touch in the last update.

I guess the blown-out sky works if you think in terms of real world photography, when large areas are shrouded in shade and metered on against a bright sky.

I like the brightness level of the walls in the previous update.
The waterfall is a nice touch.
Nicely done.

05 May 2007, 11:33 AM
Hey everything looking gr8...only the man on th boat is too small..scale is not right....other than that very nice.:thumbsup:

05 May 2007, 11:45 AM
Nice. congrat Bro! I think on a matte painting do not need caracter.

05 May 2007, 04:45 PM
You probably should have a little more light bounced of the water on the lower arches, since it's a bright sunny day. And I think we're not supposed to have people in the pic... Maybe just the boat?
Keep it up! :)

05 May 2007, 07:12 PM
looking great so far. I agree with ferraosnehal about the character.

05 May 2007, 10:44 PM
I think if you make the blue in the sky slightly darker it will look a bit better. Its looking better now already, but may just help a little. Really love your work on this Levi, sweet stuff. I agree about the character too though.

Take care, and good luck when it comes to judging :)


05 May 2007, 07:45 PM
Great work... Just wandering if you're going to remove the two lights on the back wall? They kinda look outa place :P

05 May 2007, 11:56 AM
looking just great SR, i love that.but i agree with kb, would be better without a character.

05 May 2007, 05:44 PM
All the additions are superbly blended into the origional photo here, even though this is a Digital Matte I still like the addition of boat and figure, gives a great sense of scale.

05 May 2007, 06:09 AM
Looks great, very nice blending of all the photographic elements. I'm not sure about the boat/figure, I think the scale may be off. I would like to see a little more light bouncing around the ruins, but overall it's pretty damned nice! Good job!

05 May 2007, 06:43 AM
very nice work :)
i agree, i think its better without the people.
amzing stuff so far though..very jealous :p

05 May 2007, 09:29 PM
thank you for all the replies.

Finishing touches. Added some powerline atleast giving some notion of a future.

05 May 2007, 09:41 AM
The pipe is good idea but right now it seems to be competing with the other half of the image. Maybe it would work better a bit closer to the ground, with shorter supports or something... Just a thought... :)

05 May 2007, 10:48 AM
maybe but i want the image to be dynamic for the viewer, might tone it down, possibly add some more 3d in it

05 May 2007, 11:28 AM
I agree with Sonia, it distracts too much attention trom the focal point, maybe if they were half burried into the ground...

06 June 2007, 09:29 AM
I agree with Sonia and Sorin and
suggest to erase the pipe and cut out a part of the left wall. Giving that side some more play with light. This way you can show some more of the beautiful waterfall in the background aswell. I hope this is helping.

06 June 2007, 02:53 PM
thanks for the crits, but i am not sure if its better this way :/ i kind of feel more conflict now.

06 June 2007, 03:02 PM
U can make the pipes longer and take out the left waterfall. It distract too much attention from the focal point....just a thought.

06 June 2007, 03:17 PM
My point of view it is better. But a bit busy. No place where the eye could rest a bit.
Maybe without the left waterfall it could be better and distroy on the left the ctructure the give more space. I am not sure about.

06 June 2007, 03:42 PM
yeah i think that will work best, eliminating the waterfall

06 June 2007, 06:14 PM
Hey Levi, this is looking great!

I actually really like the waterfall you have on the left and i think it could really help out your composition. Maybe by adding some more white water or foam coming from that waterfall and the waterfall that is closer to the right. i think that would maybe help lead the viewers eye to the focal point.

Cant wait to see it finished :D


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