Sunday, November 02, 2008




Here are my first attempts at matte painting. I was watching Peter Jackson's King Kong the other night and was inspired to create my own clip. Very crude, but alot of fun. The giant rocks in the painting were all from one image. I truly admire and respect all those damn great matte painters who make it look so easy.

19 comments:

Jörn said...

Looks Great. Very atmospheric. Would be very interresting to see the progress

Mark McDonnell said...

Nice Johnnie . . . very composite and feeling you added. Impressive man . . .you always raise the bar for yourself.

MAC

RAWLS said...

That looks awesome my friend!! Super comping job! The edge on the rock in the foreground looks a little too crisp, but over all it looks great.

Nelson Dániel said...

Really amazing job. Awesome.

Germán said...

haven´t been here in a long time. man, you keep crunching out great comopositions. check out the "match color" option under image/adjust in PS for some quick image comping. and also http://www.cgtextures.com for some nice ref

Tatevik Avakyan said...

Great work! Thanks for posting:)

abhishek singh said...

very moody .nice:)
last two post are stunnin as hell!WOW!
beautiful stuff
:)

jay fabares said...

they make it look easy?? so do you! lol- great work!

rasoul shiri said...

really awesome

David Colman said...

really diggin those elephnat pieces below......that Hans Bacher'esque one is gorgeous!! well done

shishir naik said...

Great result here! Your work is a source of inspiration, always. Elephant posts are awesome.

SAMEER TULASKAR said...

Great work!sir

Jeremy Canton said...

Sweet :)

Matte painting is still somewhat a mystery to me - does the artist retain parts of reference images in the final or is it merely referenced?

Bryan Wynia said...

Looking cool man!

Jeremy said...

Yeah its really inspiring to see you push yourself so hard. Especially amazing considering you're already so very talented!

Meesimo said...

Beautiful comp!

Philip Dimitriadis said...

I love this John. You did a really nice job with it. Cool to see it on your blog!!

Tony Lovett said...

Bloody Great!

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