01-28-2011, 09:31 AM
Apologies for the belated reply been away on assignment and hand zero time for emails and suchlike.
As a painting it is successful, colours design and process awesome it is as I wanted it, as a matte painting it has failed.
I am big enough and ugly enough to accept that it is not working, and I am going to take it on the chin.
Thomas Edison said that for the design of the light bulb he went through a thousand materials to find the right element. Some one commented that he had failed a thousand times. His reply was that he actually found a thousand items that didnt work to find the one item that worked.
In this matte painting, I found a process that worked, learnt new and interesting ideas and techniques, proved that I can paint. However I failed the shot design, will I do it again... no. I am here to learn,
You guys commenting reinforces a learning process and for that I am entirely grateful.
I too now would like critiques on this thread, I saw a Matthew Yuirich painting on logans run, the perspective was off and the colour and detail let it down. Even pros get it wrong.
Id suggest that a flamer on this thread is removed instantly is the only suggestion.
Halen I am currently working on my new matte as we speak. I am looking forward to sharing.