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12 December 2009, 03:47 PM
New Mattepainting, for an off site challenge. This has been not one of my best work since I only have to do it overnight, approximatelly 24 hours non-stop. (except for the concept)

Any comment, criticism is welcome.


12 December 2009, 08:44 AM
Hi Eric!

Wow! Your Matte Paint is amazing! Nice!

I just find that the red eyes in the middle seems to be too small, or rather having too little attention area. Other than that, the rest is awesome!

Whats your opinion on your artwork? What do you find missing? I believe you are seeing more stuff and room for improvement and that's Great!

Just my 2 cents,

12 December 2009, 01:16 PM
Hi Robin!

Thanks for the comment. For this shote, well I did not really get what I was aiming for. Although this turned out okay there are still a lot of stuff to do, like inseminating cloned parts, edges and proper lighting. These small things sometimes make your break your image.

Anyway I'm happy you like it, and thanks for dropping by.

12 December 2009, 03:49 PM
Haha Yup those changes with edges and clony area. Some image not of same resolution.
By the way are you making this into a 2.5D projection?

12 December 2009, 04:09 PM
HAHA, Yeah, thats the advantage of painting in 5k, when you go down, the different resolution disappears. Unfortunately some of the areas that I mentioned just got left out since I was in a rush to finish this one. Too bad ain't it? Oh well its moving forward now that matters...

Thanks again for the comment :)

12 December 2009, 07:55 PM
I'd add a bit more mood/shadows into it just to focus on the dragon(refering to your concept)

nice job :]

12 December 2009, 03:02 AM
Thanks Majora28. I kinda like the atmosphere the way it is, a semi cold yet serene. Adding too much shadows might just kill the some of the subtle details on the mattepainting.

But I might be wrong too. You know what, try to paint over the image and post it here so that I can understand better what you mean. No worries, I'm very much open minded and I don't mind people giving me critics or painting over my images just as long as its for the better.

Thanks for dropping by dude

12 December 2009, 03:46 AM

Here's what I actually tried to explain :P although I'd show a bit more the dragon so It could make the picture more interesting.

12 December 2009, 05:24 AM
Thanks Majora28, I see your point now. Thats actually a pretty neat approach. Unfortunately not what I was aiming for. I was aiming for a much more serene looking image. I feel like if I went for that approach I would be deterring from my morning setting, which would now be a night or darkish. Your suggestion was cool but not exactly what I want.

I was also aiming for extreme realism. Doing that way would fall under the stylized mattepainting. Not too realistic although beautiful. The Dragon is also not the central part here, although it falls under the golden rule of the composition.

And yeah, I have this thing for details too, I always love to see smaller details on my images thats why its mostly daylight.

Thanks again man, I really appreciate it. I might create a new one... darker this time, your suggestion was actually quite useful and gave me a few ideas. Thanks again.

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