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    Smile My first matte

    Hello!
    This is my first work posted here on CA as well as my first serious attempt to the mattepainting technique
    I'd like to hear what do you think about it guys
    Thanks a lot
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    hha,really cool!!!!!!

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    If it's a sunny day there should be stronger contrast between sunlight and shade. Perhaps the Sun is obscured behind some light clouds.

    I'm not sure the perspective is right near the horizon.

    What's up with the god rays? Or are we looking through a pane of glass? The diagonal streaks of light don't make that much sense to me.

    It's a good try, but isn't quite photo-accurate enough to work as a matte painting.

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    Hey thanks a lot Sansan and Dahami,looking at it with a fresher eye i have to agree with you concering sun' rays,they make not that much sense
    For what i know perspective should work,could you be more precise please?
    thanks guys i was never especting such a quick reply
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    looks good on the detail and composition,for a bit more "perfectionism", the sea level look like a picture that just got cut in two,I'd add a bit of fog for a better depth.

    other than that, you could add a bit more shadow in the water so the the rocks aren't "floating".

    otherwise, its pretty good for a first attempt

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    yeah, try merging the sea line with the sky a bit more.
    but cool concept
    and good execution



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    The statue island looks kinda like it's on a little hill of water, like it's higher up than the other parts of the ocean. If you moved the entire statue island down a bit then it might make more perspective sense.

    Flattening out the ocean a little would lower the horizon line and give you more of a sense of distance. Oceans have to look like they go on forever. Cool image, more like a Monkey Island style than a matte, but its good! I think they lighting isn't completely consistent either, I would review the rays and see what's happening. Good work!

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    Hey thanks a lot guys
    I'm really impressed by your support and care
    I think i'm gonna try to lower horizon level and try to merge it a little bit with the sky
    I'm very curious on how this piece is going to be after all the fixes
    IN the meanwhile i'm workin' on another matte
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    And this is the final version
    Thanks for all your useful crits guys
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    Great work, the lighting effects and the foreground work definitely enhance the design as a whole.

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    Hey thanks a lot Inversion, i'm quite satisfied as well but i know it's just a matter of time before growing unhappy again and try to push my skill a little bit further
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    congrats for the final - great stuff for a first matte!

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    Hey thanks a lot mr. m, though i've to say this icon is disturbing
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    about those sun rays, iknow you have finished nwo, but here is why they werent working

    when you see rays of sun its because its coming through a cloud and is therefore lighting up the surrounding area of air that the cloud is obscurring those suns rays...

    you had completely blue skys (with a few clouds)

    the other thing is that, they extended down too far into the horizon, they should end where they hit the water coming out of those clouds... or end somewhere above the ground or ocean....

    i love the rendering of clouds, how did you render them?

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    Cool, i like it!

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