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Old 10-04-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
Valentin Petrov
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The River Passage

Hello guys
This is my first complete image in matte painting. I will appreciate your comments and critiques.
I hope you like it

Old 10-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
Alex Franzelin
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That's your first mattepainting you say?
For that it's damn fantastic.
The only thing I would correct, are the blurry spots. There are some blurry areas, beneath them are the trees too sharp, but otherwise... cool
Old 10-04-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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Jaime Jasso
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hey valentinto be the first one is really impressive, I like the mood and the genral concept
I think aereal pespective need a little more blueish tone for the background, the hazy look it has is a little bit desaturated for a partial clear sky the castle concept is cool but I don see any shadows on the mountain. also I think the perspective is off
hope this helps you, you have talent , keep it up
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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Nicely done, especially for a first!

I do agree about the blurry spots and the under-saturated haze. Also, the transition into the castle/fortress from the rocks is slightly awkward. A little too smooth, I guess. Perhaps consider roughing up that interface between the cliff and the structure.

Keep up the good work.
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