Matte Painting - Sunset Memory, Justin Van Der Lek (2D)


#1

Title: Matte Painting - Sunset Memory
Name: Justin Van Der Lek
Country: Netherlands
Software: (Other), Photoshop

Name: Sunset Memory
Software: Photoshop / Discreet Inferno
Time: 2 Weeks

Hi there…

At work we had a lot of sparetime, so we decided to do a little challenge in Matte Painting. Because we got inspired by watching the new Gnomon Matte Painting DVD’s by Mr Lorenz Scheurer.

I started with a plate shot in Holland, and just starting to block in my comp and tried to set the mood by making a sky. This painting is really made without prior planning… by just doing it and just see where it ends. Inferno is used for some atmospheric effects. Hope you guys enjoy… :slight_smile:

Greetz,
Dalaran AW


#2

Wonderful! very good lighting,beautiful pallete . I can feel really soft sunset mood .5 stars


#3

very nice! :thumbsup:


#4

Goooood! i like it!


#5

Hey Dalaran! Saw you posted your mattepainting from the challenge we held! I thought it might be nice to post mine aswell. I’ll also post the original plate we started from.
Btw. This is my first try at mattepainting.

Here’s the original :

http://www.condor-post.com/matte/original.JPG

Here’s my mattepainting :

http://www.condor-post.com/matte/matte_marijn.JPG

Cheers,

Marinobambino


#6

wow very nice,good painting,like this style very much:thumbsup:


#7

i just looooove matte paintings:) awesome… 5 stars


#8

my~~ my…i’m speechless…u got the entire piece spot on with the mood and composition…just awesome~:thumbsup::thumbsup:u have my vote:)


#9

Impressive and beautiful ! :wise:


#10

So lovely sky… Very beautiful colors.

It’s really great landscape :slight_smile:


#11

Hi there…

Just got home from work and I saw all the replies! Thank you all for the kind words and the rating… 5 stars… wow…!

Inky2: I saw your painting work and you are truly a master… great deep work :slight_smile:

Tobiasth: He dude… fellow mattepainting.org member :wink: thanx

Johnny yu: Thanx you for your kind words…

Marinobambino: He dude… yes I took the guts to post my matte result on Cgtalk… cool you posted yours too and the original plate…

Ice Lau: thank you :slight_smile:

vilius: Yep… I love matte paintings too… but is also one of the hardest things for me… thank you for your rating.

ms@zx: really cool that you enjoy the piece… thanks :wink:

turtle-rn: thanx

BlackBastet: the sky was one of the first things I tried to determine… because it really gives the drama and mood… I am glad it worked out fine… thanks

Again… comments and crits are more then welcome… and If you guys want… I could post a more highres version :slight_smile:

Greetz,
Dalaran AW


#12

That is wicked cool, hope you make it to the frontpage with this one, or else to the expose books :smiley: DUTCH PRIDE!
You HAVE to post more…


#13

He Mdalaran, nice pice of work!

Why no post on the DUTCH ART Community :wink: http://www.3dhype.nl


#14

This has to be your best matte painting yet Dalaran.
Looking at the original plates you handeled the LIGHTNING and
dust particles really well.

Well, everything seems to blend, a balanced composition, the ideas are in place,
the mood is killer… bravo. Can’t wait for your next piece. R.


#15

Hi there…

I must say I am still astounded by all the replies I get… really cool :slight_smile:

Vince Bisschop: He vince… how ya been… hahaha… yeah that would be coool one of the books hahaha… :wink:

3ddy: He mister 3Dhype… thanx for your support… I posted the Matte in the dutch community too…

Ramon Contini: Wow… a true digital paint master replies on my work. Thank you… you are a great inspiration for me…

Still crits and comments more then welcome…

Greetz,
Dalaran AW


#16

Yo Justin.

reallly like it. this stuff is inspiring… still brings up ideas… but never can’t find the time…
well, talk to ya later…

bye.

Pascal


#17

Yo Ngeiner,

I saw your matte on 3dhype and posted there my comment.
Just want to say that the overall feeling is really good.

Keep up !!:thumbsup:


#18

Yo Purc and Pascal…

Thanx for your compliments and feedback… really appreciate it… I am definetly gonna work on more matte’s and try to improve even more… :slight_smile:

Greetz,
Dalaran AW


#19

very very very very very very tits (in the positive sense of the word then that is)

I specialy like the volume light effect from the sky and the colors used. it really feels like a western movie of somekind, shot with a somewhat older camera.

the building on the right seems a bit strange though. first appeared to me as a rock or something… wel that must be me and my ****ed brain at the moment.

and the rock on the left should be more lit. now it looks more like a silhouet. which only happens mostly when the main lightsource is somewhere behind it. It gives a nice dramatic effect though!

ok thats it. lots of kisses!!


#20

JO!

essu maru… i saw the picture before and what you did with the rails…COOOOOOL!!!

much of respect,

seb.