Matte Hatter

Howdy Folks! I’ve been taking a break from car compositing/retouching to practice some real painting…well…real painting as far as digital techniques go ;-). I’ve been cramming my brain with matte painting tutorials and the more I learn about the process the more interesting it gets. My matte painting role model of choice is Dylan Cole; a friend referred to him as the “Syd Mead of our time”.  He made some great tutorials for Gnomon which are really easy to follow if you’re interested in getting into digital painting.

Enough chatter! I followed along with one of Dylan’s introductory landscape matte painting tutorials (yes he’s like my Bob Ross) and ended up with this almost finished sketch. (If you squint at it from across the room is almost looks like a photo! 🙂 )

If you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck matte painting is check out this interview with Dylan Cole.

That’s all for now, stay tuned folks!

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