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11-20-2008, 01:33 PM
He all, i am new to matte painting and mattepainting.org. This my first attempt so I would greatly appreciate some feedback. There are obvious things in this image which are not added yet, like water and the crashed UFO. The cloud things that you see in the sky are going to be pyro (not sure the technical phrase for dense smoke clouds) clouds with chunks of ufo falling through the atmoshpere. I may have one of then crashing into the mountains or something?

anyway let me know what you all think!



11-21-2008, 12:33 PM
awe no comments at all:(

anyway here is the image with a little more time put in. I added more details as well warming the image as a whole and bringing everything into more of a gold color.

hit me back with comments yal!



11-21-2008, 01:23 PM
there's something wrong with the mountains. They look like painted in a wall and the whole scene is like a corner in a museum. I think it's because your mountains dont have atmospheric haze. We couldn't feel the perspective and scale. You can work on that. Overall nice concept and colors

11-21-2008, 02:29 PM
Agree.. i would also extend the image horizontally... and crop.. the canvas is to much like a square.. not as easy to read.

11-22-2008, 04:55 PM
Hey thanks guys. Yeah I was feeling something was wrong with the mountains. I think its mostly just the one on the left thats giving me trouble. Its got way to much contrast.
I also totally agree with cropping to get more of widescreen feel.

Thanks a ton guys!