Welcome to the Digital Matte Painting Challenge


* * * * * * * * * * * * * ***Welcome to the DMP forum. Meet our Forum Leader David Luong!

On a personal level David is a great example of what it means to be a professional artist. Always delivering top tier work and taking time to reach back and help upcoming artist develop their craft. Aside from his commitment to Blizzard David also gives back to the community through his Personal art Gallery Photonic Playground Art Galleryhttp://www.photonicplayground.com/ where he gives artist the opportunity to feature both industry and personal art outside of the hustle and bustle of production. We are very happy to have his help and guidance so jump in and ask questions or share your most recent works and lets get started.


Davidis a ten year VFX veteran currently working at Blizzard Entertainmentas a Senior Cinematic Artist II, his work includes digital matte painting, lighting, rendering, and compositing to finalizeshots. Some ofDavid’s credits includeOverwatch, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, World of Warcraft: Legion, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Heroes of the Storm andHearthstone.
In 2005,Davidearned his BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, specializing in matte painting and compositing. Shortly after,Davidbegan at Disney Toon Studios as a Background Painter, and from there
went onto to work at Luma Pictures onUnderworld: Evolutionas a Digital Paint Artist.Davidalso worked for Rhythm & Hues Studios where he finished shots forGarfield 2, Superman Returns, andNight at the Museum.
While working at high quality film studios,Davidalso worked as a freelance matte painter for various studios and independent films. He has alsoworked alongside other master matte painters like Alp Altiner, Chris Thunig, Levi Peterffy, and Fabio Zungrone.Davidalso co-authored Ballistic Publishing’s d’artiste Matte Painting 3 with co-authors Damien Mace and Milan Schere andcontributes as a Forum Leader on CGSociety’s DMP forums regularly hosting Digital Matte Painting mini-challenges.
With some extra free time,Davidfeatures local world class digital artists at his downtown Santa Ana artist loft gallery, Photonic Playground, where the theme is “digital, yet physical”; giving life to digital art in a physical gallery.

DAVID LUONG’S CREDITSOverwatch Theatrical ‘Star Wars’ Commercial*(Film)(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2015
World of Warcraft: Legion
(Video Game)(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2015
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
(Video Game)(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2015
(Video Game)(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2014
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Dreanor
(Video Game)(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2014
d’Artiste: Matte Painting Vol. 3 Book
(Video Game)(Ballistic Media Publishing (co-author))2013
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
(Video Game)*(Senior Cinematic II Artist)2013

RELATED LINKSDavid Luong’s CGPortfoliohttp://ackdoh.cgsociety.orgDavid’s Websitehttp://davidluong.net/David on Linkedinwww.linkedin.com/in/ackdohPhotonic Playground Art Galleryhttp://www.photonicplayground.com/d’artiste Matte Painting 3http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/dartiste/matte_painting_3/