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I fully understand the idea behind it. Concept artists want to create pictures quickly. They need to turn around an image as fast as possible for the 3d designers to realise the idea.

The problem I have is in the misleading naming of these techniques. "Matte painting" as a technique doesnt really involve painting! You create the shaded layer and shape of what you want and overlay photographs to create what is essentially a composite photo. I really think this technique ought to have the word photo in it surely.

Then you've got other speed "paints" which sometimes use "brushes" which are so large they can sometimes be a selection of branches or a whole detailed tree! Surely in their notes the words " clip art used" ought to be applied! How is this different from using potato prints?!

These are amazing techniques and great for concept artists to create speedy images. Its is just my hope that these misleading namings do not lead to furthering the belief that digital art is easy and just cut and paste.

Another misleading term is " bases" these are things which have been traced, but you just dont hear the word "traced" any more because that's clearly cheating. Bases arent cheating supposedly! Fair enough if new starters are using them for personal work ( and even then its not helping you!), but you see pro artists openly describing how they did so and so " paint over" (there's another one!) . Its not an assault I'm making on these techniques ( per se) but to the untrained eye, or indeed someone wishing to learn, these misleading terms do nothing to help those wishing to start making their own art. It took me quite a long time to discover what "matte painting " actually is.

Maybe I'm just tired :)
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Barry Burton
United Kingdom
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Favourite style of art: Superflat
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Personal Quote: use your delusion

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gb62da Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watching! :)
mrpranny Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Its a great gallery! Thanks for the note replies, I'll probably contact you next yr some time :)
gb62da Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Feel free to do so any time! :)
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mrpranny Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
Thanks! Giggle  . Its a great idea for a group as not everyone wants honest feedback. Or at least realises what that entails ! Cheers!
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
mrpranny Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hey thanks, likewise! :3
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome!  If you like my look and ever need reference photos, I would be honored to give some to you.  I have thousands that are not posted on dA (that also fully show my face) - everything from classic nudes to highly erotic.  Keep up the great work!

mrpranny Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014
I would love to but it sounds a bit like doing a commission for free and your terms say I couldnt post the image anywhere ! I'd love to draw you as a commission if you'd like, but I always retain all rights to any image I create so that it can be published anywhere for self promotion and not used for any gain or sold by the commissioner unless I allow. I'm surprised by the amount of people who forget to do this to be honest. Even industry illustrators end up losing out on millions when they sell to companies like disney and forget to retain any rights to their work! Definitely like your look but its good to be clear with these things on the internet as you've probably found!
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