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    Mirror, mirror....

    This is going to be a poster for a Short Film based upon an evil inside a Mirror. Could anyone give me help with the following;
    1. How do I create dust on the primary surface of the mirror?
    2. How would i create a more realistic looking mirror frame?
    3. Any advice on the overall layout and film title?
    4.Any critque on the subjects in the image would be most welcome.

    Thank you conceptart, thank you, thank you

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    1.Observe real mirrors to see how the dust settles.
    2. The same.

    I like the feel of the chap, but the black is giving a muddy look. Try using dark blues instead, and some warmer colours on the zombie as they reflect each other. Actually if you reflect the back of one persona you should then be faced with the next or the series doesn't make much sense.

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    Just to clarify, is the movie called "THE"?

    I really like this concept and I think you're doing a good job executing it so far, especially as far as mood goes. It's got that same look and feel of those old B horror movies from 70's/80's.

    I really don't know if it would look any better or worse, but just a possible idea for you to try:
    Right now, you're implying that there are two of the exact same looking mirrors facing each other on opposite walls. What if for the one mirror (the one we're looking at/through primarily), the entire wall was mirrored, and then on the opposite wall, you had the framed mirror?

    For your Q2, I think if you just give thickness to the frame and remember to also show the mirror reflection of that right behind, it should be convincing enough.

    Lighting wise, I'd think about making the room relatively dark so the candle light is the primary light (which is really already the case on the guy). Maybe just a secondary light coming from outside through a window (is that what you already hinted at in the upper right corner?). I'd also make those back reflections of the guy relatively dark so the viewer's eye is not so confused.

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    You'd learn considerably more if you used the digital photo as a reference and not as somethign to trace or paint over top of. But if your going to paint directly on top of a digital photo make sure you have better coverage, the low res blocky artifacts peeking through are really distracting.

    Last edited by Truepinkas; October 8th, 2010 at 10:31 PM.
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    Cheers, The name is going to be 'The Mirror'

    Thanks to the three of you...

    I discovered that half way through that tracing wasnt working, I used the photo as a reference but kept the candle from the photograph, I'm going to get around to actually painting a candle. The rest of it is digitally painted though...

    Thanks to the three of you, i'll begin tweaking it now

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