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johnU
03-16-2006, 09:51 PM
...it's my first post here (and first matte painting attempt), and I'm trying for a mood.Can you help me improve this at all? Allopinions and critiques are welcome.


Thanks
JohnU
http://johnuibel.com

http://www.johnuibel.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/ArchNME_big.jpg
http://johnuibel.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=3022&

johnU
03-18-2006, 07:25 AM
It is very helpful to me to see the photo/texture references you all use in creating your work, so I thought I'd do the same. Hope I don't choke the system with all of this:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1608/micro18ja.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8780/micro23kk.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7471/micro31zn.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5580/micro45yj.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5097/micro54py.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2161/micro68wk.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3333/micro76me.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8771/micro84vn.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3710/micro99iy.jpg http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/7995/micro104pd.jpg http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/5224/micro119ii.jpg
Your critiques are welcome
JohnU
http://johnuibel.com

roguenroll
03-18-2006, 01:33 PM
nice start, I like the moody, heavy colors. reminds me of the early century work of traditional painters.

its hard to get many source to jive with each other, you did a cool job.

imho, the guy on the right doesnt fit, and the white center background doesnt show enough depth, leave the bridge a tad flat.

but the lower portion and guys under the bridge give a cool LOR look,
that looks great.


:)

johnU
03-28-2006, 09:50 PM
That "white area" in the BG was supposed to be water -- a waterfall of some sort. Needless to say it wasn't working, so out it goes (I'll make another attempt at that sort of thing later). In the meantime, tried to fix some compositional problems, but I took it too far? I also reduced & flattened the original so I'm stuck with this rez, sorry.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4030/archnmeflat27ey.jpg

Anyway I would appreciate any help you could all give me.

Thanks
Johnu