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Forum: Work in Progress 02-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,768
Posted By Thor
Your first matte painting turned out well, I...

Your first matte painting turned out well, I liked it better without so much fog or "atmosphere" as many artist over use it. If you notice even in big "Epic" movies that show mountain passes or land...
Forum: Work in Progress 12-09-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By Thor
Great start!

I can tell you that not all matte paintings are based upon realism. There are many environments created for animation and video games that are more based on artistic style. Like Kung-fu Panda, their...
Forum: Artists Showcase 09-26-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,322
Posted By Thor
Great digital painting

I just also noticed that the bridge on the left, the support on the bottom does not have the correct perspective. It should be tucked under the bridge more. Other than that, great job.
Forum: Work in Progress 05-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By Thor
Update WIP v2

An update on my progress for our game.
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536285_3988369465141_376976492_n.jpg
Forum: Work in Progress 05-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By Thor
game level concept

This is a game level concept I am working on for school @pixelpowervfx.com.
The foreground and mid-ground is going to be CG, the background (mountains & hill side buildings will be a matte...
Forum: Work in Progress 05-06-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,129
Posted By Thor
Past deminishes

The back story behind this matte painting is about 500 years after a virus had spread over the entire world, even after the hopes that they could find away to stop it. The human race had to recede...
Forum: Artists Showcase 03-25-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Thor
Thanks

I have seen the new trailer, very awesome! I took a look at your site and saw some impressive work that has a lot of potential. I actually run the matte painting department at a school online and at...
Forum: Artists Showcase 03-25-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,159
Posted By Thor
Well done

I love the direction on which your approach to this painting was done, very organic and free flowing. The end result speaks for itself! Very well done.


S. Thorpe
Pixelpowervfx.com
Forum: Artists Showcase 03-25-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By Thor
New Matte Painting

This was done for a project for one of my classes. I like the cold and crisp feeling, feels a little desolate.
This was done all in Photoshop...
Forum: Work in Progress 01-24-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 965
Posted By Thor
Forge

This is a new concept painting that will become a matte painting for a short animation like Afro Samurai. This is an ancient forge that molded and shaped a weapon of untold power, one that could...
Forum: Work in Progress 12-29-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By Thor
Thanks

I did have to de-res this image before I submitted it. It was almost 3K and the file was large. Thanks for the advice, it is good to always have a different perspective on it.
Forum: Work in Progress 12-25-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By Thor
Treacherous pass

This is a 2.5D matte painting I did for my thesis. It is almost done, It is of a treacherous pass in the mountains leading up to a viking stronghold, a sanctuary of sorts....
Forum: Work in Progress 12-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By Thor
Merry Christmas Rich, and a happy new year to...

Merry Christmas Rich, and a happy new year to all!
I too have been quite impressed with the amount of talent on this site, I am so looking forward to seeing what is in store for next year!

From...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-16-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Thor
sweet!

I love your rendition! has a lot of depth to it without overdoing the atmospheric perspective. I appreciate you taking the time to help with this. Lets see what I can do with both of our ideas. I am...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-16-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Thor
Just a note, there is way too much debris in the...

Just a note, there is way too much debris in the scene, the background is to detailed and highly contrasted against the sky. As buildings recede the start to blend into the sky. Atmospheric...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-13-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Thor
Just an observation

I have always wondered why so many matte painters and concept artist use so much fog or "mist" to create atmospheric perspective. This technique is only used to set mood, but in real life your eye...
Forum: Work in Progress 11-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Thor
Treacherous pass

A WIP for my Thesis, this will be number 2 out of 4.

http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/78e041a627494fe8842a1b331183e44d/l.jpg
The original Photoshop file is over 2K and currently...
Forum: Work in Progress 08-21-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By Thor
New WIP

This is a WIP, I used both Vue 9 xstream and Photoshop CS5. I am going toward a shipwreck theme, I yet to do one. Any comments are...
Forum: Artists Showcase 08-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,789
Posted By Thor
The images create a feeling of distortion or...

The images create a feeling of distortion or become to distracting. you can tell that the images are a cluster of different image elements that where digitally stitched together. your last post is...
Forum: Artists Showcase 08-08-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,616
Posted By Thor
New concept matte painting

This is my final concept matte painting for a shot that I am doing for my thesis. It is about a battle of Midgard that took place in a Norse coastal village, all that is left are the empty huts and...
Forum: Work in Progress 06-28-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Thor
The composite overall looks great, the one thing...

The composite overall looks great, the one thing that I noticed was the strong rim light on the right side of the body. I thought that it was from the bat signal, but that is behind the skyscrapers....
Forum: Artists Showcase 05-08-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By Thor
Yeah I am in my final year working on my thesis...

Yeah I am in my final year working on my thesis toward my MFA. My focus or concentration is on matte painting, unfortunately after committing to this track I found out the school does not offer a...
Forum: Artists Showcase 04-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By Thor
Day Has Come

This is my final version. Done in Photoshop CS5.
Took me roughly to paint this in three days total.
http://www.pixelpowervfx.com/uploads/7/0/5/0/7050368/_3509007_orig.jpg

This is my first...
Forum: Artists Directory 04-21-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,319
Posted By Thor
Shallon Thorpe (Berkeley, CA)

I have been an artist all my life, but only have matte painting for a year.
You cans see my works at www.pixelpowervfx.com. I update it often.
Forum: Work in Progress 04-15-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By Thor
Day Has Come

This is something that I have been working on for a day now, just in its concept phase, more corrections as I go.
Please feel free to critique.

1st picture is the original plate shot.
I have...
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