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drained spirit 11-03-2012 11:04 PM

Return to Friederquad - Matte painting
My attempt at matte painting. I wasn't successful in creating it. Please provide your comments and suggestions so i can improve.

DanRConway 11-07-2012 02:35 AM

I would work on your perspective before anything else. See how you are looking up at somethings (like the castle on the left) but down at others (the tower on the right-- see how you can see the roof?)? That's not how "real" perspective works.

Although it's a tricky topic, there are a lot of resources out there. For example: has a good overall take on the various perspective systems. I'm sure a search on youtube would also show some interesting results.

Hand in hand with the above comes a lack of depth. The front of this has a bunch of things all in a row, and in the distance we see some mountains. There's very little connecting those, and it feels like all the castles and towers in the front are all in one big plane. That can work as a stylistic decision but would be rare for realism.

Hope that helps!

angell123 11-23-2012 06:43 AM

It's not looking good, mate. It's very chaotic, no space, no center of interest, bad composition, bad grading etc.. When you start doing something like this you should already have an idea of what you are going to visualize. Also get some reference, study pictures.. The process before the first brush stroke is 50% of your work. Also this isn't looking like a matte painting, but more of a concept art. Keep up!

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