Hello, its been a while since I have updated my blog as it has been a busy couple of weeks, I am now officially a graduate in animation and visual effects and thought it was time i stepped out of what i'm used to doing and give matte painting/concept art a go. The technique of using photos to create concepts to me used to be an annoying thing for me as I didn't see it as "proper art" but now after 3 years at uni and the last few months realising what it is I really want to do. Concept art needs to get across the idea quickly and look cool! so for a realistic looking piece the only way to achieve this quickly is to use photos and mash them together in a clever way. Most people don't agree with this approach to concept art but the professionals are doing it and getting paid for it so what's so wrong with it?
so here is my first approach to this way of doing things. I started with thumbnail sketches, then created a 3d mock up in maya to play around with camera angles and composition. Then I took it into Photoshop and started mashing images I collected and painting all over the place.
updates with the full breakdown and process will be coming soon.