View Full Version : First matte painting

03-27-2006, 08:02 AM
Hi! Here's my first matte painting. Good advice wanted!

I can't figure out how to add an attachment so I'll just put a link:

03-28-2006, 12:07 AM
"... not allowed to download or view attachments on this board."

sorry, can't see your images.

just take a look here:

03-28-2006, 09:56 AM
Thanks man! Maybe this works...


03-29-2006, 05:06 AM
200 views and not a single reply. What a fucked up world this is :cry:

03-30-2006, 04:44 AM
Okay, I'll reply. I don't appreciate your gutter language.

03-30-2006, 06:14 AM
Thank you! At last, a reply!!!

However, could someone enlighten me and tell why nobody cares to reply to my posts? Cause this isn't the first time and I want to know what I'm doing wrong. This way I wouldn't have to waste my and everybody else's time with my stupide posts. Thank you...

03-30-2006, 06:41 AM
Hi ...you might wanna put a little finishing touch on the water...make it sync more with the sky ...(like add in a little color to match the sunset )

03-30-2006, 03:28 PM
Yea i agree with Stavroz, they water should reflect some of the sky colour. Also i think i would lower the contrast a little to make the colour more realistic, and matbe add some atmosphere so that it fades in the distance.


03-30-2006, 06:06 PM
For some reason the castle looks a bit flat. I do like the water it looks very painted its nice and soft. But the caste is missing some darkest darks and lightest lights to give it depth.

03-30-2006, 07:31 PM
Can we see your rough concept sketch to compare it to the end product?

03-31-2006, 04:24 AM
Thanks for all the hints! LFGabel there is no rough concept. I did it from scratch. :D Unfortunetly I deleted the psd-version of this image and now I can't edit it anymore. Well, that's ok. I started this new one. What do you guys and girls think?


03-31-2006, 09:01 AM
I like both.

Hienoja :D

03-31-2006, 10:04 AM
Well thank you bro...kiitti veli :D

03-31-2006, 06:13 PM
Is that the Disney Magic Kingdom castle. If it is thats sweet.

04-01-2006, 05:47 AM
Yes it is! :D I also think it's very sweet.

04-01-2006, 10:49 AM
I added some details and shadows. Looks much better now I think.


04-01-2006, 01:33 PM
Very nice. It`s got a lovely quality. Very beautiful light. The only thing that disturbs me a little is that the mountain on the left is a bit blurry, but that's just my personal thing, don't worry about it.

04-01-2006, 04:30 PM
No you're right stefan. The picture that I used for those mountains was already blurry. Now I added a sharpen filter to make it look less blurry. I also added two hobbits who are on their way to the castle.


04-02-2006, 01:32 AM
Fantastic! I love it. It's got such nice light and atmosphere.
Yeah ,I think using the sharpen filter really improved it somehow. It's a matter of taste of course, it looked great before that too.