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…