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Old 06-04-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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I am doing a Mayan temple left in the jungle for centuries.



Here is my very quick, very rough sketch of what I am thinking. I was just trying to find a composition that I like before I add to much detail. I am fairly happy with the layout, so I will proceed with this and see how it goes.
More updates to follow soon.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #2
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A bit of an update.
I have been adding some photo reference and painting atop of it to fill in holes. I think I am going in the right direction although I think I may have gotten a little carried away on this part.
Comments and critiques always welcome.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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iam not much into painting, but the perspective is excellent and overall scene is welldone.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #4
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i will watch for this thread...good luck for the competition!
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Really Nice update !
Have fun !
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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Wow wonderful start really nice framing with the vegetation surrounding the scene. Looking great, keep it up
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I really like this one, looking forward for a color update
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Sorry for the lack of updates on this, I got pretty busy unexpectedly.
Anyway, here is a little update. I am actually a bit farther along then this, I will be posting more updates shortly.

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Here is one more quick update.
I added some hanging vines as well as some of the vegetation in the foreground.
Still much to be done before the deadline.

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Awesome concept GFaught, i will follow your updates...
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Getting there, nice work so far, hope you make it before the deadline
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Another update.
I was working on this last night, I think I made some good progress. Still lots to do with not to much time left.
C&C always welcome.

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Yes, the foreground colors work quite well.
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Old 29-04-2010, 01:18 PM   #14
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Update.
Here are my reference photos.


And after a very late night I think that I am about finished.
I got into a pretty good painting groove yesterday and lost track of time. I probably should have posted another update in here somewhere.
C&C always welcome.



Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement, it is always helpful.

I also have a question for everyone, if I were to put this on a matte painting demo reel is it a better idea to take the time and make it more of a completed shot? What I mean is would it be better, for example, to comp some people going up to the temple in a canoe or something and do a slight 2.5d push. or would it be better to just leave this as is as just the painting and do a quick breakdown of the layers?
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Old 29-04-2010, 07:37 PM   #15
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Nice final.

As for your question: I think it depends on what kind of job you're aiming for. If it's a visual effects and animation type of thing you want to do it's always good to get some motion in there. And of course there's the question if you are willing to take the extra effort and map all the layers (or a couple of layer groups) on geometry. With the background objects it might be less difficult, but with the fern in the foreground for example you have to be more careful that it doesn't look flat and cheap in the end, when there is not enough motion parallax.

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