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Forum: General Discussions 07-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,424
Posted By gfilmman
Never met him or worked with him so I can't...

Never met him or worked with him so I can't comment. But in fairness, I don't think this is the forum for that discussion. It's not a rate your fx supervisor board.

I'd recommend removing his...
Forum: General Discussions 03-31-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gfilmman
No problem, you seem eager and open to...

No problem, you seem eager and open to suggestions, which is a plus for sure.

I forgot to make note of a more prominent cast shadow from your architectural elements. They're receiving quite a bit...
Forum: General Discussions 03-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gfilmman
You're welcome, I was glad to offer some help. I...

You're welcome, I was glad to offer some help. I saw your tower and mill matte and I like where it's going, could fit into an animated film if a few things were done to it. Here's some more...
Forum: General Discussions 03-31-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gfilmman
Well, you've touched on a few things that...

Well, you've touched on a few things that describe the depth of artistic and also technical skill set with software a matte artist needs, which is a hard role to fill.

Number one is being...
Forum: Artists Showcase 05-04-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By gfilmman
Great job.

Great job.
Forum: Artists Showcase 05-02-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By gfilmman
Nice work, and thanks for the step by step...

Nice work, and thanks for the step by step breakdown. It's interesting to see how other people work.
Forum: Sketch board 04-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By gfilmman
haha, Don't worry, many paintings start out...

haha, Don't worry, many paintings start out looking like abstract foggy things that you have to refine and bring the image out of the fog.

Are you using reference photographs? You'll need to have...
Forum: Sketch board 04-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By gfilmman
Good start Petri, quite moody. It's not entirely...

Good start Petri, quite moody. It's not entirely clear what you're going for in subject matter, to me it looks like an ocean and cliffs. A moving ocean, up close, would not typically be painted.
...
Forum: Sketch board 04-16-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By gfilmman
:) I agree with you regarding ease of making...

:) I agree with you regarding ease of making changes in oil. But, the argument I've heard is that it's difficult to make changes, in the sense you can't shift things around on the fly, if a...
Forum: Sketch board 04-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By gfilmman
Hallelujah! Finally, another like-minded...

Hallelujah! Finally, another like-minded painting advocate who wants to use it in a 'digital age' even though it might not always be easier for fulfilling change requests.
Forum: Artists Showcase 04-15-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,085
Posted By gfilmman
Hi Alexander, Nice dark, dramatic shot. ...

Hi Alexander,

Nice dark, dramatic shot. Really sets a mood. Great improvements overall on your image making techniques.

Good job,
-g
Forum: Artists Showcase 04-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By gfilmman
Lovely piece of fantastic realism here. ...

Lovely piece of fantastic realism here.

Could you describe the process of creating your edges? Is it lasso tool and/or polygonal tool? I always find edges of mountains, cliffs, all important...
Forum: Artists Showcase 11-29-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,085
Posted By gfilmman
Alexander, For what it's worth, I don't feel...

Alexander,

For what it's worth, I don't feel you are in any danger whatsoever, such as pigeonholing yourself into only dark scenes, as Rich is suggesting. Feel free to master dark and dramatic if...
Forum: General Discussions 11-14-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,250
Posted By gfilmman
In addition to your technical tools, make sure...

In addition to your technical tools, make sure you take time to observe color and light in photographic prints, and outdoors. I personally think painting experience is a key ingredient in effective...
Forum: General Discussions 06-29-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By gfilmman
Hey Gerardo, Sorry to hear about your...

Hey Gerardo,

Sorry to hear about your situation, and thanks for your concern. However, I don't know if publishing the client's name here is the best approach. Certainly it must be a little risky...
Forum: Old School 06-19-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,736
Posted By gfilmman
I'm surprised Dave Mattingly didn't respond to...

I'm surprised Dave Mattingly didn't respond to your post. Although, then again, he probably didn't see it. David worked at Disney, during the Dick Tracy period. I think both Harrison and Peter...
Forum: General Discussions 02-14-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
I think digital matte paintings work, and I agree...

I think digital matte paintings work, and I agree about the 80/20 rule being trumped by a good matte artist. But I notice in your own writings Garrett that it's not always that cut and dry. There...
Forum: General Discussions 02-02-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
Garrett, I know the point you're trying to...

Garrett,

I know the point you're trying to make, but that's a really basic breakdown that I don't feel holds true.

To each their own.
Forum: General Discussions 01-26-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
I certainly wouldn't say I'm a prodigy type...

I certainly wouldn't say I'm a prodigy type coder, but I can do well with it. I would consider myself stronger in art and have a preference for that side of things. So, I guess I'm fortunate that...
Forum: General Discussions 01-26-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
Before I even got involved in matte painting...

Before I even got involved in matte painting professionally I asked for advice from a senior matte artist at R+H. He said matte artists who specialize in Photoshop collage/painting only are more...
Forum: General Discussions 01-25-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
Thanks Alex

Thanks Alex
Forum: General Discussions 01-25-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
Look guys, I have painting skills, very high...

Look guys,

I have painting skills, very high end painting expertise. The first job I had (in Vancouver), they specifically did not want Photoshop painting whatsoever, even though the job position...
Forum: General Discussions 01-24-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,375
Posted By gfilmman
I've been spreading this message for a couple of...

I've been spreading this message for a couple of years, and it seemed like nobody agreed or wanted to believe it. Now that Yukuhiro has said it, hopefully some will believe it.

3d software will...
Forum: Training Resources 01-04-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,906
Posted By gfilmman
If it seems 'scammish' to you, why not contact...

If it seems 'scammish' to you, why not contact Jessy or the 'sales guy' as you call him directly and ask questions rather than publicly critique their efforts like this?
I'm sure they'd value your...
Forum: General Discussions 12-06-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By gfilmman
@Garrett Way to go. Not much of use to me yet...

@Garrett
Way to go. Not much of use to me yet but I'm looking forward to the multi-camera projections. Did you work with Michael Pangrazio when you were at Weta art dept?

@Nick
Are you saying...
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