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HotTaco
12-07-2008, 09:11 AM
another (background) matte painting

suziQ54241
12-07-2008, 09:14 AM
Love the simplicity (though it's very complex.) Great use of color, and texture.

coops
12-07-2008, 09:17 AM
I love it!!!! that would make a fantastic Christmas card. I love the simplicity of it, it's so pleasing to the eye. Great job.

RobertSWade
12-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Very appealing and professional. I agree about the card and the complex simplicity. :)

jbyrjbyr1
12-07-2008, 01:23 PM
Nicely done and the color choices evoke a definite "wind chill." JB

Lee
12-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Dear HotTaco, this is beautiful!! wonderlandbeautiful! a great card!:)

Mairzie Dotes
12-07-2008, 11:13 PM
HotTaco,
Wonderful in its detailed simplicity and palette. Quite creative. Love it! :)

sandyg
12-08-2008, 12:23 PM
That's a lot of snow, be hard to find the keys. I agree it would make a lovely card.

HotTaco
12-08-2008, 01:02 PM
Thanks for the exceedingly nice feedback everybody. I found the challenge with this one was creating a background that was moderately interesting enough to stand on its own, yet not so "busy" that it would distract from the animation that would happen above it.

Oh hey look, I found my keys!!

k, bye

jibes
12-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Excellent!!!

ScottF
12-09-2008, 07:24 AM
You´ve accomplished what you set out to do very very well!

Jim Walsh
12-09-2008, 05:28 PM
original style and look. very good

Caesar
12-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Absolutely wonderful. You must be the drawer of the cartoon Samurai Jack! Your style is practically coincident.

HotTaco
12-11-2008, 03:54 AM
Ha! Thanks Caesar, I'm flattered.

Belvrog
12-11-2008, 01:47 PM
Hi HotTaco. Really like your style. Cool!

dragonfly1979
02-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Hey Hottaco,

I dig your style man! Been trying to replicate that look in photoshop without any success. Would you care to share your process and brush settings for this?

Cheers!

HotTaco
02-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Hello dragonfly1979 - It's been awhile (3 years?!?) since I did this piece, but as I recall it was nothing too special. I mostly used AR for the big shapes to emulate real media. If I recall I just smeared a few colors of paint from the tubes and smeared em around with the palette knife. I did this for all the layers (foreground, background, mts, etc) then exported to PSD for a bit of color correction.

Hope that helps. AR is awesome, I wish I had the time to make more BGs.

One more thing that may help: I drew everything in AI first and created stencils for all the layers. Dig?

:cool:

Caesar
02-15-2012, 09:26 PM
We miss Your juicy and tasty illustration, dear HotTaco, and wish You to have time for a glorious come back in here, even occasionally.
Greetings

dragonfly1979
02-16-2012, 02:57 AM
Hello dragonfly1979 - It's been awhile (3 years?!?) since I did this piece, but as I recall it was nothing too special. I mostly used AR for the big shapes to emulate real media. If I recall I just smeared a few colors of paint from the tubes and smeared em around with the palette knife. I did this for all the layers (foreground, background, mts, etc) then exported to PSD for a bit of color correction.

Hope that helps. AR is awesome, I wish I had the time to make more BGs.

One more thing that may help: I drew everything in AI first and created stencils for all the layers. Dig?

:cool:

Thanks Mr. Taco,

were the spongy textures (dry brush) added in AR also?

Thanks for the quick reply!

Cheers.

screenpainter
02-16-2012, 05:11 AM
It's great to see a piece missed from the past. splendid stuff. such a calming effect and beautiful blue. love the vector look you achieved by bringing in from illustrator.