View Full Version : October 2007 - Guitarsimo80 - Lost Valley

18-10-2007, 07:24 AM
Hi !!
this is my first matte painting challenge ... and yes .. my first matte painting!!!
i got some problem to find an idea and, without pen tablet, to draw it.
i'm started with a panoramic photo that i've made this summer on sass pordoi (dolomiti)
than cut the front area and add some rock on the left and right manipulating some reference photo
after all i've tried to "sketch" a background for reference with vue infinite ...
now can i start to work on it!
any c&c are very welcome!!!

18-10-2007, 10:30 AM
Nice work so far!
But yeah the background needs a little more work!

Looking forward to it

18-10-2007, 10:47 AM
thanks man!
the background is for reference only.
i'm start to plan to redesign the rock on the left side to merge better with the background mountain style

18-10-2007, 09:32 PM
i've made some background changes and start to define it ...

22-10-2007, 08:09 AM
Background looks awesome!

Just the foreground colors need to be "greened" up a bit, else they don't seem to 100% fit! But great work anyhow!

22-10-2007, 11:06 AM
careful to perspective and lighting, even if it's a sketch you should paint in shadows and highlights to have a rough idea

22-10-2007, 12:44 PM
I think the competition had begun enthusiasm :dance: ...

Your test my friend is very beautiful :) , but in some of the comments simple :???: ...

First: In the palm or trees at the bottom of the valley with the river needs more attention (water and then sand and then grass and palm trees) ...
The left (trees over the plateau) need to be Treatment more ...

Try the Treatment colors between the trees and hills close ...

I hope that my comments are convenient to you, and help you in the development work for the better ;) ...

sorry my language not good :hurt: ...

22-10-2007, 09:59 PM
thanks Suirebit for the comment!! i really appreciated your info and i've decided to redesign the scene because the prespective and proportion of the background was too bad.
yes i know .. probably i can't finish the image but i'm not satisfied of the previous image.
thanks to mohammedbood too ... your comment was really usefull !! i've understand some important thing .... after all was my first matte painting!
please tell me what do you think about this try!

23-10-2007, 03:40 AM
looking good here! hope you can make it to the deadline, I'm also up to my head with stuff to do, hopefully I can finish mine too! Lovely work!

23-10-2007, 11:12 AM
Well even if you can't finish it on time,
You did some great work allready!

The newer one is better indeed!

23-10-2007, 03:17 PM
better, now think to some foreground element to help sell the distance, like some close tree or cliff.

23-10-2007, 11:09 PM
small update ...

28-10-2007, 11:10 PM
i'm very busy with music and work in this week but i've found time to do a small update to my first composition ... i hope to finish in time!!!
c&c are very welcome!

29-10-2007, 10:59 PM
another update ... i need comment for finish the image !!!! please there be only 1 day!

30-10-2007, 02:03 AM
...shadows on your rock at the left side below the castle... actually the shade in that area... also the shaded part on your upper right rock... your light is left to right, so it should be that way too... :D hope that helps and good luck!

30-10-2007, 03:22 PM
you need to tweek some light a bit more, mountains top right etc.
But does look really nice!
good atmosphere:)

30-10-2007, 10:10 PM
i've done a small update ... i've some problem with the sunlight and the shadow ... someone can help me?!?

31-10-2007, 08:19 AM
Looks better!

01-11-2007, 11:00 PM
this is the "before & after" for my first composition .... hope you like it!!!!
thanks to all for helping me to complete this image !