Week of Inspiration 36

General / 04 October 2021

Backgrounds from Promare ( プロメア, 2019, Trigger, XFlag, Deho Gallery) 






Backgrounds from Lady And The Tramp (1955, Walt Disney Productions) 






Backgrounds from Gunsmith Cats (1995, OLM, AD Nagai Kazuo) : https://imgur.com/a/Rg0u0U6 






Before to finish this post I wanted to share with you an extract from the last painting pack that I propose on my Artstation store. You might be interested to save time with your futur artworks ! 

This VEGETAL MEGA PACK it’s a combination of traditional painted deciduous trees in volumes and colors (layered psd & png) + tree shapes (png & csh) + tree and plant mass brushes (abr & brushset)!  A perfect plant kit to create very easily and quickly a graceful green setting or a forest. 

Here are 4 of the fifties ghibli style painted trees of the pack :


And here are an extract of the +150 vegetal brushes you find in the pack too :

 

Go check all of the content of this comprehensive vegetal art resources now ! 

More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!







TIPS & TRICKS - Speed painting 1 : How to paint a snowy peak in less than 10 minutes

Tutorial / 21 September 2021

I start today a new series of Tutorial blog post : "Tips & Tricks : speed painting" !

It's completing the "Painting Process : short tutorial" blog posts I started a few month ago with Johanna Capelle. We show you in short videos how to build balanced and colorful images using 3D blockouts, photo reference and painted assets packs that we propose on my artstation store

So let's start with this first speed painting : how I paint snowy peak in less than 10 minutes in 4 key steps. 


Step 1 - Define the shape language 


Step 2 - Define the volume of the mountain with custom shapes and textured brush


Step 3 - Paint snow with similar technique


Step 4 - Add shadows and small details to avoid too noisy rendering


To get inspiration and reference for that kind of subject you could be interested in one of the photo reference packs I propose on my store like this one, a compilation of 80+ peaks and ridges cut out :  


In case you missed that here are the previous tutorial posts of the Painting Process series : 

How to give volumes and Ghibli style textures to your architectural artworks

How to give depth of field and dynamism to your crowd composition

How I built "The seagulls orchestra" quick scenery using traditional painted masked birds

How I built "Guardian of the garden" quick scenery using masked sculptures photos


Enjoy ! 

Week of Inspiration 35

General / 14 September 2021

Russian landscapes from the painting of Mikhaïl Klodt (1833-1902)






Backgrounds from Alice in Wonderland (Disney Studios - 1951) :






Backgrounds from Mary and the Witch’s Flower ( メアリと魔女の花, Meari to majo no hana, 2018,  Studio Ponoc) 





Backgrounds from "J’ai perdu mon corps" (I Lost My Body, 2019, Xilam Animation, directed by Jérémy Clapin)





This week I wanted to share with you the  DECIDUOUS TREE CUTOUT & PLANT BRUSH pack, the last painting pack that I propose on my Artstation store

I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION34". It's valid during one week until Sept 19, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This MEGA PACK it’s a combination of traditional painted deciduous trees in volumes and colors (layered psd & png) + tree shapes (png & csh) + tree and plant mass brushes (abr & brushset)!  A perfect plant kit to create very easily and quickly a graceful green setting or a forest. 

You can see here an example of a speed artwork made by Johanna Capelle with a few quick tweaks of these assets.



More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!


Week of Inspiration 34

General / 02 August 2021

Inspiring sceneries by Henrik Evensen : http://henrikevensen.com 

  





Backgrounds from Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarō / さよならの朝に約束の花をかざろう, 2018, P.A. Works, Art Director Higashiji Kazuki ) 






Backgrounds from When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mānī, 2014 Ghibli) : 






Concept art from The Powerpuff Girl 2016 by Eusong Lee : https://eusong-lee.squarespace.com/powerpuffgirls 



  


More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!


Week of Inspiration 33

General / 12 July 2021

Wonderful concept art from Frozen 2 by Annette Marnat : https://annettemarnat.tumblr.com






The beautiful shape language of the trees in Art Riley' compositions (1911-1998)






Backgrounds from Klaus by Luiz Mejía (Sergio Pablos Animation Studios) : https://artmejia.com/klaus 





This week I wanted to share with you the Grunge Wall Textures pack, one of the traditional painting pack I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION33". It's valid during one week until Jul 19, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This  pack contains 12 original 2D textures of colorful walls inspired by the Ghibli background style of painting. The stylized walls are cracked, damaged, painted, dirty. It gives a poetic and vibrating style to these surfaces. 

You can see here an example of composition I made in 6 hours.


Here is the demonstration of the way he used to build it :

PAINTING PROCESS n°1 : How to give volumes and Ghibli style textures to your architectural artworks

Here is an article to explain the way of creation of the textures :

MAKING OF n° 1 : How are created the traditional painted Grunge Wall Textures I use in my artworks


More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!

Week of Inspiration 32

General / 08 June 2021

Vertical backgrounds from Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 千と千尋の神隠し, 2001 Studio Ghibli) 





Expression of depth, the landscapes of James Paterson (1854-1932) 






Backgrounds from Weathering with You (天気の子, Tenki no ko, 2019, CoMix Wave Films)





This week I wanted to share with you the Arid & Volcanic Madeira Peninsula pack , one of the photorefrence pack that I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION32". It's valid during one week until June 15, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This high resolution reference pack is the result of a magnificent walk on the volcanic and stripped point of the portuguese island Madeira. You can find a lot of large landscapes of the peninsula, various framings of the land and the cliffs and a pack of colorful rocky textures. 

You can see a composition that I made easily in 40 minutes with a photobashing of this pack. 

It was shot at the Ponta de São Lourenço on the Madeira island.




More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!

Week of Inspiration 31

General / 24 May 2021

The bright colors of Walter Ufer (1876 - 1936 )






Backgrounds My Neighbor Totoro  (Tonari no Totoro, となりのトトロ, 1988 Studio Ghibli, Art director : Kazuo Oga )  






Backgrounds from Banana Fish ( バナナフィッシュ, 2018, studio Mappa) 




 

This week I wanted to share with you the Spring Bonsai Tree Cutout pack, one of the masked photo pack that I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION31". It's valid during one week until May 30, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This high resolution cutout reference pack is a compilation of full bonsai silhouettes that offer a very expressive vegetal shape language for cartoon or realistic compositions. There is pines, japanese maples, various conifers, boxwoods, ficus, elms, etc. You can easily recreate a marvellous forest with this pack! You can also see here an example made in 30 minutes. 




More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!



Goodbye shadow poet

General / 21 May 2021

It's hard to lose Kentarō Miura so soon. His melancholy and darkly poetic work will remain eternal.









PAINTING PROCESS - Short Tutorial 4 : How I built "Guardian of the garden" quick scenery using masked sculptures photos

Tutorial / 17 May 2021

If you want to know the big steps and the tweaks I use to do the "Guardian of the garden" artwork using some cut out photos, you can see in this short tutorial ! You'll see that you can mix very easily photos and digital painted assets to create an uniform composition saving a lot of time !

This image was done in 6 hours with Photoshop using masked scluptures of the Pixelref photo pack "Roman Scluptures Cutout" that you can find on my Artstation store. The pack contains +160 masked sculptures and the layered PSD of this artwork!









Week of Inspiration 30

General / 10 May 2021

The softs shapes and colors in Maynard Dixon' painting (1875 -1946) 








Backgrounds from Love, Death & Robots - Good Hunting (2019,Reddog Culture House)






Backgrounds from Beauty and the Beast (1991, Walt Disney Pictures).





This week I wanted to share with you the Spring Wild Herbs pack, one of the painting pack that I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION30". It's valid during one week until May 17, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This pack contains a wide variety of clumps of grass, tall grass, wild flowers, little bushes and vegetation. A perfect set to create a lovely green bed in your composition ! You can see here an example of a speed artwork made by  Johanna Capelle with a few quick tweaks of these assets.  



More inspiration and references on my twitter and FB account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh& https://www.facebook.com/TohadChaos

Have a great week folks!