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Lesson 1 in Intro to Matte Painting

Lesson Information
It all starts with a sketch. Follow along as Maxx demonstrates the earliest steps of his matte painting process, by studying the history of the craft, understanding the principles of composition, and creating detailed thumbnail sketches. You'll then learn to take your sketches and build upon them with basic photobashing techniques to give quick life to your first matte painting.
Homework
Assignment
1. Find 4 examples of matte paintings that inspire you.
2. Paint 4 composition sketches.
3: Choose 1 sketch, and create a concept painting from it.
Extra Credit
1. Paint an additional 2 composition sketches where you break the rules and examine what effect it has.
2. Choose 2-3 sketches, and create concept paintings from them.

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