Did a tiny bit this morning. Figured I should update my progress as I go. re adjusted the scale of the picture and added some more intimate details here and there. Still a long way to go yet though.
Its been a while since I have posted anything. However the Christmas holidays have come and I have finally found, at the back of a cupboard with the tinsel, some time.
Using this time I decided to flick through some old copies of imagine fx, when I stumbled across a Matte artist named Sarel Theron. His work is always epic. To the nth degree. And yet he still manages to retain a painterly touch to his paintings that looks almost new romantic.
Whilst browsing through his website, I found a tutorial.
And well, I just had to have a go.
This is as far as I have got this evening.
I think the biggest thing that surprised me was how much creative freedom you can give yourself with this technique. I don't really know why but beforehand I had always considered matte painting a very clinical and precise method. But so far I have been enjoying this immensely.
I do intend to finish this at a later date by the way. After all it would be a shame to only half complete it. I definitely need to get the scale right soon. The castle is nearly as big as the mountain on the left. Repair job!!
I look forward to posting up some new work this Christmas. Make the most of this found time.
All the best and