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A Clarification on Matte Painting
In light of some recent events, I thought I would take it upon myself to try and clarify some issues that some people seem to be having regarding the art of "matte painting."  
First off, let me explain what matte painting is. It is primarily used in film production when a scene calls for background or a set that is either impossible or too expensive to film. It's been around for over 100 years, and in the digital age entails using photographs as a part of the painting process to create scenery and backgrounds.
Ever seen Lord of the Rings? Even seen any of the Star Wars films? What about Avatar? Watched a television show in the last 5 years? Hell, have you seen a romantic comedy anytime recently? Then chances are you've seen a matte painting in action. In fact, 90% of the movies you see today, whether you realize it or not, employ some form of matte painting, or what's called "set extension," to provide the illusion of something that isn't there, replace elements in a scene w
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James Knowles
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Graduate of Illustration. I'm experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema4D and Painter, as well as other creative software. I have been featured in Advanced Photoshop magazine and 3DArtist magazine, as well as numerous features on websites. I'm currently available for freelance work.

Please do not ask me for artwork for free!...
...I often spend a lot of time creating images, and although offering to 'give me credit' for using an image of mine is nice, it doesn't help to pay my bills! If you wish to use any of my images, please send me an email describing the project you have in mind and I will give you a quote for specific usage rights. Thank you.

Current Residence: Alcester, Warwickshire, U.K.
Favourite style of art: Surrealism/Sci-fi/Abstract/3D
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit


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wane1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Thanks James.. :)
GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
No worries Damir! :peace:
cosmicwind Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :)
Flikre Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Cheers for the fave dude, how's life treating you these days?
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