Matte-painting of an haunted circus. Made in duo with Jessy Veilleux. The church, buildings and lamps structure was made in 3D as a base for painting. The rest came out of a photo-shoot we did in a Cimetery.
Hello. I love this pc of Haunted Circus art. I'm curating a show at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN (20 min outside of Chicago) and would love to talk to you about having this pc in the show. Please check out the call of art below and I hopefully I'll hear from you.
Life's A Tightrope: Call for Art
Studio 659 in Whiting, IN (20 minutes outside of Chicago) is looking for all artwork depicting the Circus, Carnivals, Sideshows, Freak Shows, etc. "Life's A Tightrope" will open Friday, March 2, 2012 (closing March 31). All types of art styles are open to submit: photography, painting, sculptures, jewelry, etc.
Submissions due: February 17 via email to Studio659Whiting@aol.com Artists are invited to submit up to 3 JPEG images to Studio659Whiting@aol.com.
There is a $20 participation fee for accepted artists, due upon delivery. *This fee is waived for members of Studio 659. You may join the Studio 659 membership for $25 ($30 for families). Membership is valid for one year.
The Studio retains a 30% commission, please factor this into your retail pricing. Artists who ship their work must include return shipment.
it is more beautiful than terrifying ... when u read the title u assume there is a creepy art behind it .... great job ... BTW the graveyard looks like the one in metal gear solid ... f u don know it "GOOGLE" it
nice cool to see you guys do a collaboration project. That is awesome I love how cute the lighting looks but at the same time very creepy. Nice balance! quick question: why did you took the trouble in modeling buildings that are so far away in the scene? Wouldnt it be faster to just paint them?
As I said before, I did this project in duo with an other matte-painter, but we did each steps separately one from each other. For instance, I started to do a concept art by my own secretly, while my friend was waiting. Then, I decided alone to start the matte-painting with some 3D elements without knowing how it will end-up... He gave me what he did and then I continue and so on, until the end of the project.
It's a good way to work in duo and keep creativity for both artists without bothering with tons of never-end brainstorming meetings.
The rule is simple: Once it's your turn to work on the image, you can do what ever you want until you give it back to him. It's funny to find slowly what will be the final result.
I hope it answers your question... you were right. It should be much faster to paint the buildings instead of doing them in 3D, but now you know the story behind!!!
awesome thanks for the reply man that was cool to read I understand and I guess its a fun and creative process with a very nice image as a result. Are you working at a studio right now? Or are you freelance? What projects are you working on if I may ask? Just wondering what a guy like yourself is doing! I am at Gnomon right now studying to become an environment artist/matte artist. Its hard work but Im hoping to become good at one point. Im also working on a small production right now as a matte artist wich is going to be a very cool video! I must say keep up the awesome work, people like you inspire me to work my ass off everyday to be where you guys are right now. Thanks for the reply man