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santilozano 04-18-2012 05:26 PM

First time mattes...would really appreciate feedback
This is my first post, of my very first matte painting (not a true matte, since there are moving elements here).
I am including the original plate and the finished matte. I included this here as a WIP since this is my first try at this, and CRITIQUES ARE NOT ONLY WELCOME BUT ALSO VERY NECESSARY FOR ME.

FYI: the original plate is the Plaza de Bolivar in downtown Bogota. I wanted to change the feel, give it a more dramatic look and change the location to somewhere european/wintery.

AlexanderConcept 04-28-2012 06:44 AM

Hello Santilozano,

First off I just want to say that for a first matte painting, it's a really nice one.
It's very nicely cleaned and I sorta like the overall mood. The main thing I see that you need to work on is the lightning. For example; the towers should at a max have 50% lightning on them than what they have now (decreasing from right to left). Also the half circle glass thingy to the left aswell as the statue shouldn't be that bright since they're behind buildings. They don't need to be entierly dark but they should have less light on them since they do not have direct light on them.

Once again, for being your first time matte painting this is really nice.
Keep on going.
I'm looking forward to start seeing more. :]

Take care,

Alexander I

santilozano 04-29-2012 05:23 PM

Thank you so much for your feedback, Alexander; it really helps to have a pair of fresh, unbiased eyes checking out my work. I will keep working on this matte with your advice in mind!

Best regards,
Santiago L

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