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12-18-2008, 02:36 AM
Hi guys,
I am almost finishing this piece so really some comments and crtics would help, thanks in advance.


I am still working on foreground and this is another try.. I guess persepctive is better here but I feel composition wise first version is better..


12-18-2008, 05:37 PM
Hi Raul,

I think the overall aesthetic is nice, but I would really go back in and check the perspective. At the moment the perspective on the house isn't fitting into the scene correctly the vanishing point disappears below that of the floor plane, I would draw in a perspective grid on another layer to use as a reference. The light on the palm tree in the foreground is quite strong, perhaps you could get some of that light into the background to help tie the elements together. I agree with you that the first composition is more appealing, it feels less cramped, but I'm sure you can achieve that with the corrected perspective on the house.
Hope this helps


12-18-2008, 10:25 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Tim. I tried to fix the issues but I not sure about the perspective yet. Take a look at it here


Anyone could do a little doodle and point out the error?


12-19-2008, 01:07 AM
I love the overall color and atmosphere in this peice, looks like storm is coming :)
the lighting of palm tree definitly looks better and more fit into the scene here.

now the perspective (something I struggle alot too)
the vaninshing point should be on the horizon, but right now it looks like the vanishing point is below the horizon, which I belive the horizon is right in the middle where the sand and the hill meet.

12-19-2008, 01:15 AM
Hey metalrahul
I did alittle fix on your image hope you don't mind

sorry about the crudeness of this, I didn't spend much time on it :P

in this one you'll see that I raise the house a lot more to fit in to perspective with the back ground, so they share the same horizon

I add some simple lines to show the perspective, the green lines are the perspective lines for the house, and the red line is the horizon line of this picture
the vanishing point is out of the frame, but we can probably guess the position of it, so to fix the pic you had we have to raise the house a bunch more so it fits into the same dimension correctly. (actually I just found out that I need to lower the house a tad here)

hope those help, I'm sucker on perspective too so this happens to me a lot too =P

your picture has really nice quality so I'm really looking forward for the finish! good luck!

p.s for all the perspective guru out there, if I made any mistake feel free to correct me lol

12-19-2008, 03:00 AM
hi kuroe702, thanks for the doodle man but I am not sure whether I want to lift the house that much. It kind of disturbs the whole composition and actually my foreground plain is lying below the midground plain. Anyway I am still working on it so further suggestions is highly appreciated. Here is a small update



12-19-2008, 05:25 AM
Doesn't matter if the background houses are on a hill or not.... the perspective of the foreground house is still wrong.... fix that and you get a wonderful finished piece.

12-19-2008, 06:34 AM
Hi Rahul

This is a really fine mattepainting mate. Like people are saying here though, the only small issue is the perspective of the house in the foreground. Here's what I'd do with it (I used the distortion tool in Photoshop to correct the house bit by bit)



12-19-2008, 07:45 AM
ah Mike that's great idea too! change the angle of the house :D

you're the man!

12-19-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks Mike, now I understand the issue :) and I will post the update very soon...

12-20-2008, 03:28 AM
I guess this is close.. what you guys think now?

12-20-2008, 04:42 AM
looks awesome man! =)

12-20-2008, 07:46 AM
Great job mate :)

12-22-2008, 12:01 AM
Thanks a lot guys! :) Here is a another small update. I guess this version will be the final for this one and next matte would be a view from those bushes in the mid ground looking up to the houses. I am doing these mattepaintings for a indie film teaser so this would be the introduction shot and next shots will be continuation of the same scene.



12-22-2008, 12:46 PM
Hi metalrahul,
Wow! That's a great piece of art! Wonderful! & I liked the way how Mike solved the perspective issue of the house! Introduction shot of an indie film teaser? I'm so much excited to know what's the name of this film, you're working on, Rahul? & I'll be eagerly waiting for your next matte-painting!

12-22-2008, 06:30 PM
its gonna be a local Malay horror film..

12-23-2008, 02:55 AM
its gonna be a local Malay horror film..

Thanks 4 d info!

02-19-2009, 08:26 PM
Just updating this post after a long time.. I have done some little bit of corrections to the highlights

Also here is an another piece from the same shot. Its an another view at the night time.