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lukaleskovsek
08-08-2012, 12:59 AM
really nice challenge, good luck to all.
Due to the fact that access to texture library is limited i will hand paint most of the DMP

will post some temps soon

lukaleskovsek
08-08-2012, 01:16 AM
first temp, took me about a week to paint, i used a quick reference images stitch as base and color picking guide, after that brushwork began. havent done the planets, sun is temp light shadow guide, it is all still waiting to be smudged especially obvious brush strokes, and than into details again and again ;)
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/alien_cloud_v01.jpg

lukaleskovsek
08-09-2012, 02:44 AM
added front smaller clouds and distant cloud details, working on bits of atmospherics, added bg planets, they are still more or less temp so is the sun
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/alien_cloud_v02.jpg

lukaleskovsek
08-10-2012, 05:30 AM
added more upper atmosphere thin clouds layers, some shadows from small cumulus clouds enhanced larger planet and sun, i am quite satisfied with composition
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/alien_cloud_v03.jpg

lukaleskovsek
08-13-2012, 09:50 AM
small changes to lighting
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/alien_cloud_v04.jpg

Pavel Cucka
08-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Hi. As a painting, this is not bad, but you have to realize that this in fact is a digital matte painting challenge and therefore realism is KEY. Which I kind of lack here...

lukaleskovsek
08-14-2012, 05:12 AM
Hi Pavel, thank you for your comment, you are right.
it is really hard to get even close to photo look by just painting it. shapes created by brush strokes are more thoughtfull and follow artists logic that tends towards simplifying shapes and miss random detail that happens in nature.
i have decided to use some photoelements to enhance the realism, will update the new wip soon

rfalconi
08-14-2012, 11:21 AM
I agree with Pavel. But the importance of the hand painting to estabilish an overall feeling of the scene and personal creation is great. Sometimes itīs not an option in daily work with matte painting.. altough it would be nice to have all of its parts in the workflow: line composition, color scheme, concept matte painting and the matte painting itself.

lukaleskovsek
08-15-2012, 04:51 AM
replaced most of painted clouds with photo material, need to do some more details in bg, need to add more realistic upper atmosphere, needs some lighting treatment and color tweaks
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/alien_cloud_v04-1.jpg

lukaleskovsek
09-06-2012, 06:05 AM
adjusted colors, aded more detailed small hazy clouds and stratus clouds, aded some wind streches
http://i1158.photobucket.com/albums/p602/lukaleskovsek1/final%20submission/alien_cloud_v05_ng.jpg