The seventh book in the d'artiste series from Ballistic Publishing -- MATTE PAINTING 2 -- features master artists Yusei Uesugi (the first digital movie matte painter), Max Dennison and Chris Thunig. With more than 30 Hollywood blockbuster movies to their credit, they show you the approaches and techniques used to create unforgettable movie environments.
Each of the artists presents their matte painting techniques through a series of in-depth tutorials covering 2D and 3D environments. The 192-page book also contains the artists' personal gallery, the artists' work and thoughts, and an invited artist gallery, featuring work from some of the most talented matte artists in the world. The combination of artist interviews, their own artwork and art that inspires them, gives the reader a comprehensive and personal insight into the mind of the master artist -- their approaches, their techniques and what influences them in their own work.
Yusei Uesugi, Max Dennison, and Chris Thunig have worked on an epic number of high-profile movie projects including STAR WARS: EPISODES I, II & III, THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, ERAGON, AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, TROY, WANTED, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, SUPERMAN RETURNS, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, JURASSIC PARK, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, SUNSHINE, THE DA VINCI CODE, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, PITCH BLACK and THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.
Each artist provides insights into their approaches and thoughts on the direction and challenges of their careers. They also cover in detail, their process from concept, right through painting and 3D techniques and tricks to the completion of environments -- including the famous Coruscant sequence from STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH
d'artiste MATTE PAINTING 2 is available in two editions: Paperback with slipcase (USD$69); and Limited Edition (USD$170).