My second attempt at matte painting. I was inspired to do this after watching an almost isolated "patch" of wood in the middle of Lisbon, my city. It did not seem like a park and so made it even more misterious. I really love Lisbon and this is a tribute to those romantic parks you find in cities where time seems to stand still and one can relax and forget the world around us. But what makes it even more enchanting is the ever present skyline of the city, far away, that reminds us of where we really are.
Here's to you Lisbon...
About the painting process. I started from a photo I had taken in the afternoon and went on from there. Gradually I started adding other elements, both photographed and painted. The light direction changed over the process and the whole ambience aquired a different feel. In the end almost everything was painted dropping the original photographed elements.
and the original photo:
Well, I hope you like it.
Here is another version I just did based on your feedback:
Last edited by andreasrocha; May 7th, 2006 at 01:43 PM.
you captured that emotion.
thanks for sharing.
that little original photo looks so meaningless compared to your painting
I love the deep blue of the lake
some houses in the back look a bit flat and cut out, I don't know what it is exactly, though.
wonderful composition and line rhythm in that lake shape. me bows :]
wow, for 2th mattepainting this is really incredible, just
love the mood and atmosphere
Last edited by Wolfbane; May 7th, 2006 at 02:15 PM.
you have the skill , very convincig values. but I find image itself (or subject itself) rather boring... landscape with mountains would be much more interesting... just subjective opinion. with such a talent you should spend time painting more entertaining images, I think... I like your other works, especially Little Fish
This is beautiful.
I'm having some mild perspective issues, though. The gazebo seems to be higher than it's position (meaning we're not looking down on it like we're looking down on the boat). Also, the mass of bushes to the right seem (from a leaf size and bush density point of view) to be much closer to us than their cousins directly across from them. They also detract from the composition, adding so much dark weight to the right. The building by itself, with some mild build-up, similar to that on the left (or less, indicating a balance between nature and civilization), would help shift the weight better. It also seems like the bushes are overpowering the building.
So sweet, though.
This too shall pass.
these clouds make image really interesting!
Woah very nice, very beatiful.. and very realistic
I think it would be éven better if you finished the pink clouds a bit, they seem so rough.. if they were softer it would give an even better impression.
needs more lensflare.