Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Harbor matte wip


One of the many reasons of why I haven´t been posting for a long while was that I really though I wasn´t doing anything "good enough". I´m taking it less seriously now, so here are some process pics o a painting I started but never finished. I was learning a little bit of 3d too.


This is a very quick sketch I did first to get a sense of what I was going to do. I knew I wanted to create some sort of harbor scene with silhouetting (sp?) cranes, some sort of shiny architecture and a some far away hills. I cringe when I look at it now, but hey, that´s that.




I started modelling some elements and playing around with the camera to find a nice compostion.




I did some 3dtests to see how much detail I could create using displacement either from custom maps or even googleearth images. I wasn´t really going for the most efficient workflow but rather trying to learn new things. I knew some elements where going to be up close so I put more work on them. I also though having a semi decent 3d base would give me the chance to render ou different lighting conditions and POVs so that I could create several mattepaintings.




And these are some wip images. I´ll finish/redo this at some point to add into my portfolio.







2 comments:

Pedwo Zissou said...

nice clouds, did you paint them yourself or was there an underlying reference ?

Germán said...

hehe, naaaah, I was cheating. It was a photo and then cloning and painting :)