The Unforgettable Illusion – Matte Painting


Every person possesses his own psychologic perception of the reality and it is the different one for each of us. The absolute and objective reality exists separately our minds and doesn’t deal at all with the processes of cognition. It is just a fact and it should be accepted as entity. We understand and take the world around us through our world outlook and the prism of our essence. We create for ourselves some illusion that is slightly closed to the reality and we live in this wonderland for the whole life. Matte painting is a kind of illusion, the rendering of reality through the point of view of its creator. These paintings are done using digital graphics and photo manipulation, and this very technique helps to create astonishing panoramic views for various films and games. Matte paintings look like true to life images, but at the same time it is just brilliantly done work, the illusion that is so captivating and unforgettable.

 

Take a deep breath and be ready to soar oneself in the illusive and awesome world of matte paintings.

 

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Matte Painting created by Yanick Dusseault for the film “Star Wars. Episode 3″

 

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The breathtaking broad valley stretches away on this very illustration as far as the eye can see. This splendid scenery is so magnetic that you can hardly believe that it is real, and your are true – it is the magnificent example of mature matte painting.

 

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Matte Painting created by Dylan Cole for Happiness Factory, Coca-Cola project.

 

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The illustration that you see is truly a breath-taking piece of art. It pictures in the professional style the overtaking panoramic view of the green valley. The scenery that you will never see in the reality is still so magnificent and so real on this image.

 

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Matte Painting created by Mathieu Raynault for the film “King Kong”

 

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This majestic cliff of the huge mountain and the waterfall that is like a thing cord are just splendid. When you look at them you believe that it is the rendering of some real scenery, but it is partially true – photo manipulation and certain digital artwork are the very instruments for the creation of such brilliant sceneries.

 


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Matte Painting created by Yanick Dusseault for the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

 

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The wonderful scenery discovers oneself in the flowing rays of the rathe sun that is still gentle, not the harsh one. In its light these thick green vegetation and the gentle slopes acquire the splendid look full of mystery and, because of this, so intriguing. The beautiful example of matte painting.

 

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Matte Painting created by Dylan Cole for Happiness Factory, Coca-Cola project.

 

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The underwater world is so unbelievable: the immense ocean with the deep water that runs so fast and hides the swift and cold flows; myriads of astonishing creatures and fantastic water-inhabiting plants. If you have even submerged under the water and seen this beauty, you would never forget these strong impressions.

 

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Matte Painting created by Dylan Cole Studio for the film “Lord of the Rings”.

 

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The complete vastitude and the unbelievable freedom – these thoughts are inspired with this very picture. Harsh and dark colors don’t create the sinister scene, but make it pleasant to eyes and so wonderful. It is the created illusion, but the one that seems to be so real and so splendid.

 

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Matte Painting created by Yanick Dusseault for the film “Pirates of the Caribbean”

 

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Looking at this image you feel how its atmosphere interpenetrates you slowly: you feel the gentle midday wind that blows between times and you feel that your lips are salty and dry because the wind brings to you infinitesimal drops of the ocean. The image that can really take your breath away.

 

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Matte Painting created by Tim Warnock

 

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When you look at it you don’t even have a thought about the illusive nature of this scenery. It seems at a first sight that you have seen it somewhere earlier, but you can’t remember the definite place. This castle amazes with its unbelievable beauty, the whole tone and the way that the light is rendered. Matte painting that is worth seeing!

 

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Matte Painting created by Yanick Dusseault for the film “Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers”

 

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This matte painting gives us a look at the wonderful castle that is surrounded by the splendid waterfall, picturesque mountains that are fleeced with moss and unbelievable wood. The intensity of colors is added to the image to make it even more powerful.

 

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Matte Painting created by Tim Warnock

 

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Harsh and gloomy background shows us the silence of the old and obsolete house. It is to be found at the margin of the desolated village where it is so hard to find a person to speak with. In the garden close to it there are only centenary trees and the unbroken silence. That’s really a stirring piece of matte painting.

 

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Matte Painting created by Mathieu Raynault for the film “Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers”

 

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Mattieu Raynault has done a great job withing this image. It suits perfectly the concept and the genre of the film. Well-done, it creates the illusive world that becomes so fascinating from the first moments of the mentioned above film.

 

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Matte Painting created by Yanick Dusseault for the film “Srat Wars. Episode 3″

 

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Here we can observe the imaginary city that we have never seen anywhere on earth. It is created just for the purpose of rendering the scenery for the film and, to tell the truth, it is done in a high-grade style. Let’s appreciate this matte painting!

 

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Matte Painting created by Mathieu Raynault for the film “The Matrix Revolution”

 

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This matte painting is created in the industrial style – plenty of machines, steel is all around and the dome instead of sky above everything that is placed here. This rigid scenery was created specially for the film “The Matrix Revolution” and it perfectly renders the idea of this movie.

 

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Matte Painting created by Emmanuel Shiu for the film “The Sky Captain”

 

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The dark and frighten atmosphere of this mine is brilliantly rendered by one of the mature matte painters Emmanuel Shiu. He takes into consideration all the tints and semi-tones in order to create the image of such a place close to reality.

 

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If this collection of unforgettable illusion is not enogh for you, you can find eye-catchy sceneries and beautiful landscapes in the huge collection of Landscape Clip Art from ProClipArt.com.

 

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