View Full Version : Reflections- matte painting contest....practice

05-02-2006, 12:51 PM
I was just playing around with reflections and light. I dont think Im done yet though. Just a preivew of some practice.


Sorry for it being only 1024x768, I had to resize it to upload it.

05-02-2006, 02:58 PM
This is for the pluginz contest, I thinks the lighting change looks good, do you plan on anything for the sky it seems a little flat, because if you plan on reflections the sky will reflect in the water.

05-03-2006, 06:17 AM
I dont know really. I was thinking about adding darker clouds. I did some more stuff to it yesterday. I'll have an update later today.

05-03-2006, 10:39 AM
That looks like the same plate bearfoot used for his matte. http://www.mattepainting.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1805

05-03-2006, 11:07 AM
Yeah its the sample image from the pluginz contest ;)

05-03-2006, 11:16 AM
Yeah, it is the same picture for the Pluginz contest. But, Im not submiting it. I feel that it's nothing compared to the other 3 shown on here.

It's just for fun. I decided to try to play with lighting and things like that, on a picture I didnt specifically pick to edit. Thanks again.

05-03-2006, 11:46 AM
Thanks, guys, for the clarification!

05-03-2006, 12:07 PM
A little update:


Added a little rainbow to add some color, it got too green and grey for me. I want to add some castles or something, but I cant find any good ones on Imageafter or Mayang.

05-03-2006, 12:49 PM
I got all my images from istockphoto.com - you have to pay but its more than worth :-]

05-04-2006, 02:18 AM
I think you need to take light scatter into account more. The foeground should technically be darker unless it is being hit by another light source. I think if you darker that a little it will look better. Other than that it looks great. You should submit it even if you don't think you will win. Whats the worst that could happen?

05-04-2006, 05:17 AM
Technically speaking, to have a rainbow the sun would have to be behind you, or nearly so. You would never see a rainbow looking into the sun.

05-04-2006, 06:13 AM
Space-Sprayer: I jus dont think it's good enough. There's no way this will come close to beating Bearfoot's and the others posted here. And, what do you think I should do about the darker foreground?

Jay: Oh, haha. Thanks. I didnt know that.

05-04-2006, 09:16 AM
Since the rainbow is out of the way.... what should I add? I think this picture needs someting else. Im thinking about making a big forest around the other side.

05-04-2006, 12:32 PM
Looks good - I would submit it!!!

05-05-2006, 08:13 AM
Thanks. I decided I am gonna submit it. I also decided to add more fog around the mountains. And, Id like to know what you guys think....


The fog looks a little weird, but when it's viewed at the original size...it sorta smooths out more.

05-05-2006, 09:14 AM
I think the darkness on the water is a bit too dark, on the other hand I think your haze/atmosphere is nice. Not too bad so far though. Keep it up.

05-05-2006, 10:11 AM
Thanks. I made the right side of the lake darker because it was "behind" the mountain, therefore casting the mountains shadow over it...but when I think of it that way...the mountain doesnt have a shadow. So, just brighten the right side a little?