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Default New work. Need critique - 07-13-2010, 03:15 PM

Hello everybody. I'm new in mattepainting. After learning with some tutorials and DVD's, I've started to work.
Need critique, please. So much still to learn.

Thanks.


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Default 07-13-2010, 06:47 PM

nice start ;)
keep working.. its beautiful
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Default 07-23-2010, 03:25 PM

Its looking good. The perspective is looking ok, atmospheric perspective seems to be there. I would say be careful about the large dark areas of the image. Try to unify the colours also. I think the colours on the right hand side of the image work well together. I would suggest replicating these on the left as well, I'm not sure the grey magenta in the sky works well.

Good going so far. Looking forward to seeing the next iteration!


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Default 07-26-2010, 12:06 PM

Thanks for the tips! I appreciate it very much.
Ill keep working on that.
Im trying to apply concepts of trditional painting on digital, but sometimes I forget that needs to look real, not painterly. Im working on that.

You can see my traditional work at www.aortegarodas.blogspot.com

Thanks again.
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Default 07-27-2010, 02:35 PM

aberrodes, I replied to your other thread regarding making the switch to digital. Regarding this piece, It's lookin good. Keep pushing.

Matte paintings are supposed to look photo real but don't forget that traditional matte painters did work in oil that looks photo real and their work continues to trick audiences to this day.

Just cuz something is hand painted and maybe looks a little painterly, doesn't mean it's not going to look real to an audience, you'll be surprised how often audiences are tricked.

Photo real is not the same thing as using photos.


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Default 07-27-2010, 02:36 PM

One more thing: the second I saw your painting I thought: Oh great, another "my first matte painting post" from some guy who's already a great painter. ;)


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Default 07-27-2010, 03:53 PM

Thanks, Mordecai. Really appreciate your words and advices.
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Default Looks good - 07-29-2010, 05:06 PM

Im not an expert myself, but if you were to composite in a real actor walking around in your scene, it would look like their walking around in a video game or non real place. This is probably due to the painted elements, while it looks great as a painting, I would put this on my wall most def, as it looks great, its not photo real yet for a film to trick the audience in thinking its a real place. I think brining in more photo real elements, actual photographs, and just positioning them in place will help a lot! Such as the landscape on the left side, a photoreal sky, background mountains, and a background city scape, you can even bring in a real railroad on the right, it looks too clean, making it look videogamish, use google, you can find a lot of stuff there! And Im not an expert, Im just looking at it as if I were an audience member in a film looking at a wide shot, I would think Im watching a scene out of Halo for ps2 instead of a scene from Star Wars, neither one is better, just different, so if your going for photoreal, use more photos as sources instead of painting.


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