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

General / 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!

PAINTING PROCESS - Short Tutorial 3 : How I built "The seagulls orchestra" quick scenery using traditional painted masked birds

Tutorial / 22 April 2021

If you are curious to know how I built the "The seagulls orchestra" artwork, you can see in this short tutorial the big steps of my workflow to create a strong staging playing with swarms of birds, an intelligible depth of field and color balance with restricted color scale. 

This image was done in 6 hours using Oculus Medium, Photoshop and the masked birds and brushes of the traditional painting pack “Flying Pigeon & Gull Cutout" that you can find on my Artstation store.

The pack contains 110 hand-painted masked birds, 4 Photoshop brushes and the layered PSD of this artwork! 



You can see in the pictures below the original paintings made by Johanna Capelle using Waterman black ink. One of its specificities is that when you blend it with water you can obtain subtle gold and navy blue nuances. 

So the paintings are done by hand and then scan in 600ppp to obtain a very high resolution, perfect to be integrated in any digital composition and give an interesting traditional touch to a swarm of birds! 
You can find all details and full content of the Flying Pigeon & Gull Cutout pack on my store.
If you are interested in that sort of assets I invite you to follow the PIXELREF feed on Instagram & Twitter. It's an online art resource we created  Johanna and I for royalty-free traditional and digital paintings assets, textures and brushes, reference photos and masked images. : https://www.instagram.com/pixelref/ & https://twitter.com/pixelref
  



Week of Inspiration 29

General / 20 April 2021

Backgrounds from Cinderella (1950, Disney Studios) 






Assassin's Creed Origins concept art by Martin Deschambault : https://instagram.com/dechambo/ 






The horizons of Isaac Ilitch Levitan (1860-1900) 





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 28

General / 12 April 2021

Backgrounds from Carmen Sandiego (2019, Chromosphere) : 






The elegant use of vertical and horizontal lines in the compositions of Georgy Grigoryevich Nissky (1903-1987 ) 






Backgrounds from Primal by @vorolfo  : https://victoriaorolfoart.tumblr.com ( 2019, Studio La Cachette @Studiocachette









Backgrounds from the animation short film "Ciclope" :  https://vimeo.com/190700988 (design by Bjørn-Erik Aschim, Marion Bordeyne @galaxyspeaking, Thomas Flavelle) 





 This week I wanted to share with you the Alpine Mountains in the Fog pack, one of my photo reference pack that I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION28". It's valid during one week until Apr 18, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This packs contains large and close-up landscapes, multiple perspectives of mountainsides and summits in the mist in summer. 

You can see a composition that I made with a photobashing of this pack. 


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

Have a great week folks!

Kiki & Chihiro : Spirited Delivery, our April fool 2021

General / 09 April 2021

Every year, for the April fool, it's a tradition and an excellent challenge for me to try to remix various popular universes with fake project.
For the previous year I made some fake concept for Yoshi Island, Dragon Ball, Back to the Futur and more. You can discover my old April fools here : https://www.artstation.com/tohad/albums/77406

This year, I asked to all my team of Umeshu lovers to participate to the fake project "Kiki & Chihiro : Spirited Delivery", a fake video game and tribute to the amazing universe of Ghibli.
Here a resume of all the work we made together for this challenge :




























It's a huge team work of environment design, charadesign, Zbrush sculpt, 3D block out and digital painting.
You can discover the portfolio of each talented member of our team here :

https://www.artstation.com/jennymati

https://www.artstation.com/gevoel

https://www.artstation.com/luciem

https://www.artstation.com/elairin

https://www.artstation.com/kahess

https://www.artstation.com/jihenesifi

See you in 2022 for our next AAA April fool!

  

Week of Inspiration 27

General / 29 March 2021

The colorful landscapes of William Wendt ( 1865-1946 )





Backgrounds from Roujin Z (老人Z, 1991, APPP) 







The Mandalorian concept art by Jama Jurabaev http://jamajurabaev.com (2019, Lucasfilm / Fairview Entertainment) 




This week I wanted to share with you the Roman Sculptures Cutout pack, one of my masked photo pack I propose on my Artstation store. I offer you 25% OFF COUPON for it with the code "WEEKOFINSPIRATION27". It's valid during one week until Apr 4, 2021 ! Enjoy :D

This packs contains a compilation of sculptures that you can see in Rome and the Vatican. There are busts, lonely characters or in groups, a few animals. All are in very expressive and stylish positions, evoking a big variety of emotions and situations. 

You can see a composition that I made in 6 hours with a photobashing of this pack. 




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

Have a great week folks!