View Full Version : The snow temple

08-30-2008, 03:41 AM

Hi guys, this was my first attempt at making a snow covered landscape.

This original image that i used:

would like to get some feedback that can help me get better at my skill



08-30-2008, 10:51 AM
it looks like a hell of work!
sweet job!

08-30-2008, 10:32 PM
Add a little bit of glow on the snow and then it look neat. Now in some areas its looks like very flat and you got keep in mind that snow do got some translucency so make it look it affected by light.

Good luck!

08-31-2008, 11:20 AM
You followed that tutorial on the web, didn't you?

It's a decent enough start, but is actually extremely limited in use for a couple of reasons.
The main one being that if your image has any foliage in it, you are going to have tonal and believability issues...

First, let's address the tonal issue.
Just because the sky is overcast and snow has fallen, this does not mean that everything simply takes on a blueish cast, with the greens desaturated or colorized out. You've lost too much of your yellows and reds, with the tree looking almost purple. Compare that to this tree (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/2007_Winter_Storm.jpg).

That brings us to the believability issue...Yes, I know, it's practice. It's fantasy. It's a surprise Spring snowstorm...
It's essentially phony as hell.

Beyond the unbelievability factor of such a heavy snow in such a tropical location, the leaves on the trees would all be hanging down from the weight of the snow. Branches would be drooping. Snow looks light, but anyone who's ever seen a surprise snowstorm when leaves are on trees, will tell you that things get weighted down quickly. Branches snap in some instances...

For this image to work, you would have to paint out all that leafy foliage. You might be able to substitute budding tree branches or bare winter tree branches, but I think just painting out a lot of the leaves would help immensely. It would also help with your focal point of the ruin. I'd make the lower trees on the RH edge into evergreens, they can be draped much easier with snow...

And consider a layer mask to bring some brown tones back into that tree trunk...


09-15-2008, 04:03 AM
Thanks Friends.......
I will definitely work on these feedback.



09-21-2008, 09:43 AM
all u need to do now is animate some snow falling and u got yourself one great matte painting