View Full Version : Rouen... After :)

El Rafo
11-29-2005, 07:47 PM
Hi all,

Here is a 2D matte I did from a picture of Rouen city, France,
hope you'll like it.

MATTE: 8hours work.


11-29-2005, 11:38 PM
THIS IS SWEET!! Awsome job El Rafo! I really like that extra touch of dead vines on the tree to the right. The mood really sells the image.

Great Image! :shock:

12-01-2005, 07:27 AM
Again Raphael, this is really great. There's a lot of work on this one. Did you do a sharpen filter on the whole image? It's seems to be really sharp everywhere.

Frederic St-Arnaud
www.starno.net (http://www.starno.net)

12-01-2005, 07:59 AM
cool. I like it. Nice mood. I would make the sky a little more towards orange. But I like it as is. :)


12-01-2005, 08:40 AM
WoW, excellent job! :o

El Rafo
12-01-2005, 08:54 AM
hey thanks :)

yes I did sharpen, maybe too much... but it is difficult to have a good feeling on both LCD or flatron/tube screens!
beer next week would be ok?
I'll call Jessy :wink:

12-01-2005, 09:11 AM
EL Rafo, The sharpen is not too much. It gives a style to your matte painting. Maybe I would do this kind of effects on something more rough and sketchy cause this piece is pretty closer to photo-realism.

Next week, thuesday and thursday would be perfect for a beer. Give me some news about that.

Frederic St-Arnaud
www.starno.net (http://www.starno.net)

12-07-2005, 11:45 AM
mmmmm beer.....

Hey Raphael,
great work! I really like the feel of this piece.


12-07-2005, 01:51 PM
Hey El Rafo, this painting is really cool, execpt i think it is a bit too sharp it would be nice if you softened it up a bit.

Also i would maybe give te color of the lights a bit more difference they are all very orange and slight yellow, maybe vary the saturation and hue slightly to get a bit more variance, you have lights that are closer to camera that are the same intensity as the ones in the way background which would probably not be seen because of the atmosphere, maybe desaturate those and bring down their gamma a bit.

It would be nice if you could give the left a little bit more warmth, just a touch like what smooth said.

~Pat Nagle

El Rafo
12-08-2005, 08:08 AM
P.Nagle / Smooth:

I like your Input!

I'll try to work on this :)

12-12-2005, 01:03 PM
Hi El Rafo,

You have a really nice piece here. I would work on a couple things. I think the biggest problem is that you have a ton of atmosphere on the city, but hardly any on the sky. I think the best way to address this woud be to make the haze a bit more of a ground fog and/or haze up the sky a little bit.
I also think you could work on the perspective of some of your buildings, especially the lights. You also may want to take a bit of time to detail up some of the greenery, it looks a bit painted.
keep up the good work.

El Rafo
12-12-2005, 01:26 PM
thanks Dylan to take time to add a comment!
I completely agree with your suggestions and will work on it, very good input! :)