Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

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Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby kaustavsinha » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:15 am

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the inaugural challenge, titled 'Great Depth with Layers of Haze'. Following is the task:

The Task : Create a vast scene that utilize the subtle textures of light and dark. Can be ancient ruins or futuristic city; the challenge is to create a grand vista with muted tones and layers of atmosphere.

The Rules:

1. Each contestant must create a Work In Progress (WIP) Thread/Topic in this forum, in order to participate in the contest.
2. The Subject of the WIP Thread/Topic must be like this : Great Depth with Layers of Haze - (your name); for example, if your name is Pony Horton then, you must write, Great Depth with Layers of Haze - Pony Horton.
3. The width of the WIP Matte-Painting images must be 550 pixels.

Final Entry Thread : A Final Entry Thread will be posted on October 15th, 2011 wherein the contestants will be required to post their final Digital Matte-Painting entries in 1300 px X 700 px (minimum) resolution.

Deadline : October 24th, 2011 (11:59 PM - Pacific Standard Time).

So, get ready with your pen-tablets and start to flesh-out your ideas and concepts for the challenges; will be eagerly waiting to see all your entries!!! :)

Thanks,
Kaustav
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby ChippedTooth » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:49 pm

What is the guidelines for content? Anything that has to be in there in terms of architecture or specific organics? Or is the only criteria the layers of haze?

Thanks for the challenge. This will be fun.
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby Jamie McComb » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:11 pm

I'm in, any rules about using moving elements? smoke for example?
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby MarthaSnowMack » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:21 pm

ChippedTooth wrote:What is the guidelines for content? Anything that has to be in there in terms of architecture or specific organics? Or is the only criteria the layers of haze?

Thanks for the challenge. This will be fun.


Hi ChippedTooth, Thanks for your questions. The use of architecture or specific organics is your choice. The main theme of the contest is great depth utilizing layers of haze. Architecture would certainly help define the scope of the depth, but is not required. A successful matte painting instantly informs the viewer of the scope of the landscape, seascape, galaxies, etc. The need to look far away is the underlying poetry of the contest. Have fun and be creative!
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby MarthaSnowMack » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Jamie McComb wrote:I'm in, any rules about using moving elements? smoke for example?


Hi Jamie, Moving elements would be a great way to describe depth but this contest will be judged on a single still image submission. Thanks!
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby ChippedTooth » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:38 pm

Is there supposed to be a final submission thread started where we post our final works? Or are we supposed to post our final work in the wip thread we started?
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby ChippedTooth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:31 pm

When are the results supposed to be announced?
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby MysticalDisaster » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:26 pm

where is the final thread ???
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Re: Topic : Great Depth with Layers of Haze

Postby kaustavsinha » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:24 am

Hi Andrew & Rohit,

Sorry for the delay in posting the Final Entry thread; I was very busy with works! I am going to post the final entry thread today; kindly, please post your final Matte-Painting entries there!

Thanks,
Kaustav
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