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thirteen
05-03-2009, 02:31 AM
I'm working on a matte painting based off of this picture I took myself. I want to hear any critiques or suggestions you guys might have.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/st_og.jpg

thirteen
05-03-2009, 02:35 AM
here's my idea. keep in mind, this is only a quick, rough sketch just to get my idea off the ground. at this point, I really have no specific design for that large tower, I'm just working on composition and placement of objects, and the overall idea of the scene. Please give me some advice if you have it. Is the composition working like this? All ideas are welcome.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/st_comp.jpg

thirteen
05-05-2009, 02:56 AM
Here are a couple of rough ideas for the building design. The final will be a 3d model integrated into the scene. Crits welcome. Anyone like any of these? Are they both bad? I'm still playing around with ideas.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/superstitiontower_1test.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/superstitiontower_2test.jpg

kbarts
05-05-2009, 03:35 AM
I like the second version.

But i think on the right side a bit empty on the scene.

thirteen
05-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Ok, I'm trying to take care of the empty space on the right. Here's two ideas, clouds or some distant buildings.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/superstitiontowerclouds.jpg


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/superstitiontower_distance.jpg

thirteen
05-06-2009, 03:12 AM
Here's a test with a camera match of the models and some texture with some paint over in Photoshop. The rest will be all painted over the models.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/texturetest1.jpg

thirteen
05-18-2009, 03:10 AM
i decide to redesign the tower. i'm using mainly photo manipulation now instead of 3d. still have a lot of work to do.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/superstitiontowerredo.jpg

thirteen
05-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Here's where I am so far. All crits welcome. I'm really not sure what to do with the sky, leave it empty or cloudy. I did a quick cloud sketch to test things out.

This is the photo I started with:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/st_og.jpg

And my progress so far:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/towernoclouds.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/bassage/towerwclouds.jpg

imothep85
05-29-2009, 03:16 AM
I dont now how, but theses buildings are GIANTS if you compare to the mountains, i think you have to make theses buildings more smaller or add MORE buildings, its too empty for the moment of course its a wip, you can extend too your matte to the right side, like that we can see another part of this landscape, with maybe an spaceship port, or other stuffs.
Good continuation!

thirteen
05-30-2009, 02:18 AM
yes, i want these buildings to be very very big, kind of a future sci-fi scene. and the main tower i want to be HUGE! almost touching the sky! i am still in the process of adding a lot more small buildings around the scene.

oh, and the mountains in the background really are not very big in real life, so the buildingas wouldn't be that huge. i live near here and i took this picture myself.