Thank you very much Alex.
Yes you answered everything, now it's clear.
Originally Posted by Alex Jenyon
Yes - you should include all the clouds indicated in the concept art in your painting.
In a shot like this, the clouds are at such a large scale that we wouldn't really expect any significant movement, and it's perfectly reasonable to create them as a static DMP (The brief is designed to be as realistic as possible, so this is something we have done on a real project).
No - the challenge is to follow the concept art as closely as possible, while creating a photo-real image. We don't want this turning into a concept design challenge too - it's hard enough already!
Depends what you mean.
DO add subtle photographic elements (as indicated in the concept) - atmospheric glow, haze, light wrap etc. as required.
DON'T add rubbish instagram effects, grain, vignetting, chromatic aberration or cheesy lens flares.
Does that answer your question, or have I misunderstood what you were asking?
I'll check what's going on tomorrow - I'm seeing the same thing. Thanks for flagging it up.
Look forward to seeing everyone's entries