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03-10-2006, 01:09 AM
hello everyone !
i am in the same school that sebastian kane and milhouse. This is my second matte.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2428/house18ne.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=house18ne.jpg)http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9017/pan20fh.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pan20fh.jpg)http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6206/pan32nl.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pan32nl.jpg)
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/462/pan16ud.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pan16ud.jpg)
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5379/srcastonmartindb70019kq.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=srcastonmartindb70019kq.jpg)
and the matte : http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/8536/matte40hx.th.jpg (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=matte40hx.jpg)
I wait your comments !!

Alex Jenyon
03-10-2006, 03:51 AM
Shaping up to being a good matte, but I thought I'd chuck in a couple of comments:

1. There's a really obvious 'blend' line running vertically down from the car where you've blended the grass from the two winter landscapes. If you can't blend the two together any further, you could try turning it into a hollow or ditch, by adding some shadow.

2. The house doesn't quite look integrated into the picture yet. You've done a pretty good job of blending the rest of the matte together, but the house is still 'popping out' at me. I don't think the light source quite matches the rest of the frame - the light is very diffuse, I know, but in the pic as a whole it looks to be coming from (our) right, while the house looks to be evenly lit from the front. It also looks a bit cool in terms of colour space as well - it's a cold, frosty scene, but the light source is actually quite warm, and none of that warmth is really present on the house.

Alex Jenyon
03-10-2006, 03:55 AM
The windows on the house have some reflections which look really believable, except that what they're reflecting isn't in the picture. There aren't any dark green / sihlouetted trees anywhere in the frame, yet we can see lots of them in the windows... Even if there were a load of trees right behind us (as the viewer), I don't think they'd reflect in quite that way.

Nice stuff though, hope the comments help


03-10-2006, 12:41 PM
ok thanks for the comments alex. new W I P: http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2795/matte44mv.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=matte44mv.jpg)

Sebastian Kaine
03-11-2006, 01:50 AM
Hy Mat !

I love it ! Maybe the car need some soft snow on It ! cause i think it is not perfectly integrated !

03-11-2006, 03:24 AM
there is some snow on car.but il look like reflect, because it's frost (givre en francais) . zoom in and you will see.

03-13-2006, 12:57 AM
I really like the feel of this matte. But like another post you should change the front lawn piece where the two pics mesh beacuse there is a fine shadow line. Its right under the car in the front lawn. Maybe use a very soft brush dodge burn or sponge with no hardness and blend them together.

03-13-2006, 02:23 AM
thats a very nice color work , very believable
my only comment is composition I wouldnt arrange it so centered

03-15-2006, 01:22 AM
thankx for comments . new wip :http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4899/matte43ns.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=matte43ns.jpg)