Matte Painting Senior Artist

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

The Senior Matte painter is responsible for painting from photo-real to stylized digital environments or create 3D elements for matching into 3D plates or to stand on their own as DMP.
This is a cross-discipline role and requires abilities in DMP, digital painting, concept art, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing.
Senior will work closely with the department Supervisor and lead, and a variety of departments including; Art, Layout, Modeling, Scene comp, Lighting and Compositing.


  • Create Photo-realistic and stylized DMP’s understanding all the aspects of the DMP workflow
  • Knowledge of how to combine photograph-digital paintings-3D elements
  • Provide input during visual development/design phase
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company, in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment
  • Works together with the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth
  • Communicate regularly with Production team and lead regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Follows supervisor’s and lead's guidance


  • Over 4 years of professional experience in animation industries or VFX
  • At least 3 year of experience in the animation industry or VFX
  • Perfect understanding of shape, light and color, composition and perspective
  • Professional mastering in Photoshop
  • High level in modeling, texturing/shading, lighting, rendering in Maya with Arnold
  • High level in compositing with Nuke, with a special understanding of camera projection set up
  • Medium knowledge in Mary, Z-brush
  • Strong proficiency in English language

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.


Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


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