Last week, I’ve launched a Matte Painting Challenge on the Discord Server.
The brief was to start with this photograph I found and then create a moody Fantasy image, with a bigger castle, some distant background, a small village on the hill, and, globally, a work on the lighting and the atmosphere.
Here is the Source image I proposed :
We’ve had 6 participants for this Challenge who have done an amazing job! Thank you so much for your participation guys!
Dondi, member of the Discord Keep Calm I’m in VFX submitted this great Matte Painting for Review. It’s a very good work! Well done Dondi, it looks really good! BUT, we can still improve, we always can 🙂
In this first HARSH BUT HONEST REVIEW, we will have a look at two very important things when you do a Digital Matte Painting: Grading and Lighting. We’ll see how to use them to drive the Composition of your image and the dramatic dimension of your creation.
A few days ago, Daftnessa asked me for some feedback on the work she had posted on the Discord. So I’ve recorded this Review Session. We will talk about masks, edges, composition, haze and will see how to match a reference and paint some clouds. Enjoy!