View Full Version : New to Matte painting

08-13-2008, 12:40 PM
Hi to all I'm new to digital art so any advice & tips would be great thanks.

http://advancedphotoshop.co.uk/users/2181/thm1024/my_highlands.png & http://advancedphotoshop.co.uk/users/2181/thm1024/sky_city.jpg

08-13-2008, 01:36 PM
The top image is lovely, aside from the super bright cloud in the top left, and some hanging mist off the mountains looking a little out of place.
The bottom image comes across as particularly green. So much green it hurts my eyes,
and if you could tone down the spotlights from the buildings then it would be awesome.

Cheers, cool work.

08-13-2008, 02:56 PM
I like the second one, even if it is very green.
The first one, though, seems a bit fake to me. That's because the mountains look a bit smooth and not reflecting light the right way.
I remember high mountains as having sharp edges and being hard and rocky, like here (http://www.wall001.com/nature/snow_mountain/mxxx01/%5Bwall001.com%5D_snow_mountain_Image_AP29199.jpg) .
As for the reflecting part, snow is very reflective (which is something you should protect yourself from when travelling across large fields of snow).
All in all, you did do a good job, and I only give the critique in an attempt to help. So keep on going!

08-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Graphmac: Thanks for the advice, its ture what you said about the images (the super bright cloud in the top left, hanging mist, spotlights)

Rochnan: Thanks for the tips and the image link helps out alot.