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10-21-2004, 10:23 AM
Hello all ;-)
sorry, my english is not very good.



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thx for comment ;-)

10-21-2004, 11:27 AM
I like the last one.
Try to give the photos some kind of mood by adding atmospheres, fog, soft shadows…

11-07-2004, 09:16 AM
small MP

Photoshop: 6.0
Time: 5h


11-08-2004, 01:23 AM
The first picture just doesn't work for me. The guy in the picture doesn't quite fit into it. Also it doesn't make sense that grass is growing down right to the water's edge especially considering it's a rapid which would mean the water would go up and down and wash away anything that grows or erode the soil. Maybe Im being too fussy, or too rational, Im new to matte painting myself so Im just going by what I would consider and provide some guidlines for you.

- the picture of the island in the middle of the water, it's too clean. If you look closely at your mountains on either side they are slightly blue and becomg bluer as they go off into the distance. This is a cardinal rule when it comes to depth perception, distance and colour. So you might want to tint your island to a blue shade. Also the reflection needs to be a bit longer. Refer to your mountain reflections, to get a sense of real world scale.

- I like this picture, reminds me of a bunch of hikers going off to Mt. Doom :P THe shadows look quite odd, becomes it goes from severely bright to severely dark, there's not much in between. Also a few others from class here agreed that you need some kind of ambience from that orange sky\horizon to bounce off the rest of the environment. Plus you might want to dense the contrast down of the foreground cos it's just too bright and odd seen your sky is very dark and cloudy. Looks as if the continutiy is disrupted.

- the house on the waterfall pic I like the best. Except your foreground is in focus, so naturally your background would be slightly blurred thus meaning you could slightly blur your house so it's not too sharpened.

Other than that, they're pretty cool. Hope I wasn't too harsh.

12-10-2004, 10:53 AM
Photoshop: 6.0
Time: 7h

photo start: Mont St-Michel


12-10-2004, 12:08 PM
There is a mattepainting based on Mont St-Michel in Rasoul's work,
http://www.mattepainting.org/index.php? ... ectionid=2 (http://www.mattepainting.org/index.php?categoryid=13&p16_sectionid=2)
you might find it useful to see how to add more atmosphere to your work.