View Full Version : Above Clouds

03-19-2009, 07:17 AM
Here is a concept / matte painting, I'm finishing up. C&Cs are always welcome.



03-22-2009, 06:41 PM
Here is a quick update. Any C&Cs?


03-23-2009, 07:30 AM
Nice image, but looks over saturated on my screen.
I'd darken the left side of the image and remove the blue sky, replacing it with the gray orange colour.

Give it a try - it might look more realistic.

Also the jump from orange to purple, doesn't shift through red so that looks unnatural.
You could add some pink on a colour overlay to work that one out.

So I'd keep the whole image on the orange red purple side of the spectrum and remove the blue.

03-23-2009, 04:10 PM
i like the overall aesthetic of your image. Colors are great (maybe ober saturated like graphmac said) and I like the cloudy ground.
I just have a problem with the left background mountain which is too much saturated. It is a little alone too. Maybe add more elements in the background.
In front of this mountain, there is a strange mix between the rocks and the grey fog/clouds.
My final advice is in composition. My eyes automatiquely jump into the sun.and all the focus stay in the right part in your image. The eye first stop on the foreground Mountain and jump immediately on the sun with the dark grey cloud above it. Maybe you can add several elements in order to make the eye travel from the right foreground then to left and finally jump in the sun.

I hope you will understant me and my f**cking bad english and good luck with your picture.^^

03-25-2009, 01:22 AM
Thanks a lot for your replies and detailed C&Cs. It really does help. Here is another quick update.
I've tried to take into account what you've said. I'm still having problems with the left side of this matte.
I don't want the viewer's eyes to stay there for too long, but I still need to find something that works a little bit better, or maybe it's because I need to detail the foreground and midground elements on the left side a little more...


as always C&Cs are most welcome

04-08-2009, 08:25 AM
Here is an update. C&Cs are always appreciated.


Vancouver VFX
06-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Nice work!..
one thing I noticed, the cloud directly in front of the sun should be causing some kind of shadow

http://digitalart.id3as.com/d/2401-2/Sun+behind+a+cloud+sunset+with+amazing+sky+with+su nbeams+and+shadows+-+complete+sky_6441.JPG

In this ref the cloud is directly blocking the sun, but I am pretty sure if the position of the cloud was the same as your matte, there would be a rising expanding shadow caused by the cloud