A Single Painting Can Transform A Movie

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Alex James is a matte painter who has worked in both the video games and movie businesses. If you're wondering what a matte painter does, that gif you're seeing above might help explain it.

Some of the movies Alex has worked on include Sin City 2, Pacific Rim, Elysium and Oblivion.

You can see more of Alex's work at his personal site.


To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

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Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!


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One of the most famous matte paintings in a movie (Black Narcissus, 1947).

In certain old movies, the paintings are kinda obvious if you watch them in HD.