Painting the light

Few days ago, a young artist who used to follow some of my DMP Course on FXPhd sent me some of the work she’s done, and I wanted to use the occasion of giving her some feedbacks to talk about how to “paint the light”, which is a very complicated but key process for a matte painter. The exercice was a day to night, on a single frame. And here is the result of it. I would start with the background, and the sky. The mask of the tree needs to be improved so we have a better blend with…

Matte Painting Feedback – Mars

Kammka¬†on Reddit sent me an environment shot he’s done to get some feedbacks on it. I wanted to record a video, but as I couldn’t find the time to properly seat at my desk with a microphone, I decided to write the feedbacks in a post. So Kammka’s project was to reproduce a shot inspired by Martian, you know, this wonderful shots of Mars’s surface, very moody, which I believe have been done mainly by MPC (but I might be wrong, so no offense…) ¬†First of all, I must say that the shot works technically. The length is good, the…