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04-08-2006, 06:06 PM
Hey everyone. I took the time to do a remake and learn from one of my favorite matte artists, Dylan Cole. I have had this done for a while, and hesitated putting it up, but I think it will be okay, the same image can be see at the Gnomon Workshop website under his DVD listing (Intro to Matte Painting) Great DVD and I am learning a TON! Dylan if you see this and do not approve, I'll take it down instantly. Just thought I would have some good practice and try to remake one from your DVD. The Foreground object/shadow isn't that good, and I need to go back in and re-work it. I think I did ok for my first time though. I'm already starting my own matte now. Hoping it will turn out good/great.

http://www.kylemitchelldesigns.com/asse ... nt/001.htm (http://www.kylemitchelldesigns.com/assets/cssimg/digi/paint/001.htm)
for the small scale.

http://www.kylemitchelldesigns.com/asse ... aint/1.jpg (http://www.kylemitchelldesigns.com/assets/cssimg/digi/paint/1.jpg)
if you want to see the large scale.

04-09-2006, 06:10 AM
Hey Kyle
The image looks great. Without looking in depth i could easily have assumed that this was Dylans painting. You must have been studying hard my friend :D

Can't wait to see more!


04-10-2006, 02:02 PM
ha, your too kind.

Thanks a bunch. I am studying Dylan's work a lot. The guy is brilliant, if I can only turn out half as good as he is, then I'll be more than thrilled. I hope to have a new matte posted sometime soon within a couple weeks. One not from his DVD's, but using the knowledge from his DVD's.

04-10-2006, 05:08 PM
Hi Kyle,

Glad to see the dvds have been helpful. I don't mind at all that you show this. The reason I did those paintings was to teach, so carry on! I would really stress doing a bunch of these type of sketches before trying a full on matte painting. You learn so much more when you are playing with values and color by creating them, instead of slapping together a bunch of photos. I think too many beginners just put some photos together and think they are a matte painter without knowing the hows and the whys. Keep going, you are on the right track. The key is to not just to copy, but understand why things work or don't work.

04-14-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks Dylan,

Your advice is that of a painter god :D I love painting now. Thanks to Mattepainting.org, your DVD's and my photography class I have a reason to start painting. Before I was afraid to paint, but know I understand there is no reason to be afraid. I am going to be doing a lot of stuff with color studies, and understanding why things work the way they do or the way they should (composition, colors, atmosphere, light, etc etc). I'll be doing another soon for my class, but will work more with the DVD after I finish my school assignments. Never thought I would love painting as much as I do.