Hi ppl, my first post here. I need help.
First off, this isn't a matte painting. I'm nowhere near that level. This is more like key-framing thing, so some blurbs are allowed. However, for this particular piece I do need the matte painters eye to deal with some issues :) So far I'm aware of the following
- There are inconsistencies in forest textures. Part was rendered in Vue, but since I couldn't get satisfying results I had to photo-bash things in first plane.
- Fogs are not all that great (no idea how to fix this, help?).
- Better cloud definition.
- Far back of the ship should be blended a bit in the background
This is a wip, and there are things to work out, but the issue I have is with the overall atmosphere. I wanted to depict a dark cloudy day with traces of ship obscured in distant fog. However I'm not sure if what I've done is "correct". My fog is dark grey. If I transform it into white fog (as it probably should be) that is blending/disappointing in the clouds, the image seems to loose all the atmospheric impact and "heavy/dark" accent it has. I'm still kinda working it out, but I would do well with some help just so I don't wander around aimlessly too much.
All feedback on the atmosphere and work in general is much appreciated. I'm going for a cinematic feel/look obviously.