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Ballistic Unveils 'Matte Painting 3'

Ballistic Media announces pre-sales for the 240-page d’artiste: Matte Painting 3, the long-awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 with master artists David Luong, Damien Macé and Milan Schere.

Ballistic Media has announced that the 240-page d’artiste: Matte Painting 3 is now available for pre-sale. This long awaited sequel to Matte Painting and Matte Painting 2 has been years in the making.

Ballistic handpicked three Master Artists -- David Luong, Damien Macé, and Milan Schere -- to teach their timeless and award-winning Matte Painting techniques. Together these digital wizards have dozens of Hollywood blockbusters, TV shows and hit games to their credit, such as World of Warcraft, Game of Thrones, Diablo 3, Harry Potter and Avatar. The trio brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Matte Painting 3, which covers everything from concept, to painting and 3D techniques and tricks, to the stunning completion of complex environments.

One of the many highlights is a foreword by Michael Pangrazio, the award-winning, traditional and digital matte artist famous for his outstanding work for Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back, who is currently Senior Art Director at Weta Digital. Additionally, the three authors pick his brain in an extensive Q and A.

You won't see anything like this in any other textbook, or at university. d’artiste teaches cutting edge techniques being used in film and games today.

Each book in the d’artiste series is a Master Class, which uses the experience and know-how of industry-leading artists. These Master Artists demonstrate their award-winning and timeless techniques through a series of highly visual tutorials. Matte Painting 3 is the eleventh title in the d’artiste series. Other volumes have explored at great depth: Digital Painting, Matte Painting, Character Modeling, Concept Art, Character Design and Fashion Design. d’artiste books are presented in a unique slipcase to ensure the books, like the content, stand the test of time. Ballistic Publishing is renowned for high quality publications. Each image is individually color corrected to ensure the transfer from monitor to print is as close as possible to what the artist intended.

Source: Ballistic Media

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