Week of Inspiration 43

General / 20 May 2022

The colorful compositions of Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1874 – 1939)

 






Concept art from Astérix le Domaine des Dieux by Daniel Cacouault (Astérix and the Mansion of the Gods, 2014 Mikros Image Animation) 

https://danielcacouaultsblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/i-hate-neverending-blogs.html







Backgrounds from Playmobil The Movie by Geoffroy Thoorens : http://djahalland.com/playmobil-the-movie (2019, ON Animation Studios) 





More inspiration and references on my Twitter & Facebook accounts


Enjoy 20% OFF on all until May 31 2022 on all the DIGITAL PRODUCTS of my store !



Have a great week folks!


PAINTING PROCESS - Short tutorial 6 : How I painted "Green Heart" mixing tradi & digital painted assets

Tutorial / 22 April 2022

If you want to know the big steps and the tweaks I use to do the "Green Heart" artwork using traditional & digital painted assets, you can watch this short tutorial !  You'll see how to put together the PNGs in an harmonious composition. 

This image was done in 4 hours with Photoshop using masked rocks of the Pixelref traditional paintings pack "BARE ROCKS MOSS CUTOUT". The pack contains 170+ high resolution masked rocks and the layered PSD of this artwork! 



Art poster version of "GREEN HEART"  available on my shop
 


"BARE ROCKS MOSS" cutout pack available on my shop 



Week of Inspiration 42

General / 07 April 2022

Backgrounds from Love, Death & Robots : ZIMA BLUE by @robhrr : https://artstation.com/artwork/RYzkPX





Various cartoon backgrounds by Paul Julian (1914–1995): 





Backgrounds from Aladdin (Disney studios, 1992) : 






Enjoy 20% OFF on all until April 09 2022 on all the DIGITAL PRODUCTS of my store !


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 41

General / 08 March 2022

Backgrounds from Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin, 1989 Studio Ghibli, art direction Hiroshi Ohno) : 





The parallel universe of Dan McPharlin : http://danmcpharlin.net







The sens of scale and the soft colors of Matt Rockefeller : http://mattrockefeller.com






Have you seen the new photo reference pack released on my store? 

A panel of flowery long grasses, perfect to create a vegetal first plan or a green expanse in a scenery 🌾 

The variety of plant species and their shape language will allow you to give an elegant organic life to your green artworks! 

WILD BLOOMING GRASS - Photo reference pack - 260+ JPG


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 5 : How to photobash a landscape scenery with a few drag and drops of masked rocks photos

Tutorial / 22 February 2022

If you want to know how to quickly create a photobash landscape scenery using some cut out photos, watch this short tutorial ! 

You'll see how to put together the PNGs and recreate the depth of field in the composition. 

This image was done by Johanna Capelle on Photoshop using masked rocks of the Pixelref photo pack "Brittany Rock Mass Cutout" that you can find on my Artstation store. The pack contains +180 PNGs, +60 JPGs and the layered PSD of this artwork!




> Brittany Rock Mass Cutout pack <



TIPS & TRICKS - Speed painting 2 : How to paint reflection on windows in less than 10 minutes

Tutorial / 07 February 2022

10 minutes speed painting to show to my apprentices a process to express reflections on windows in 4 key steps. 

Step 1 - Create the scenography behind window (inside the building)



Step 2 - Paint the shapes of the exteriors subjects (trees or building) in black on a distinct layer and change it in soft light blend mode

Step 3 - Use inverted selection of the previous layer to paint the reflects with a light color and reduce its opacity


Step 4 - Paint the building's facade and details of the dropped shadows


To create the vegetal reflection you can use the brushes I propose in the mega pack DECIDUOUS TREE CUTOUT & PLANT BRUSH on my store! I offer you 50% OFF using coupon TIPSTRICKS02 until the end of the week :D 


In case you missed that here are the previous Tips & Tricks tutorial posts  :

How to paint a snowy peak in less than 10 minutes

 

Enjoy ! 

Week of Inspiration 40

General / 28 January 2022

Concept art from Ratatouille by Dominique Louis (2007, Pixar) 






The elegant compositions of QU Lan : https://qu-lan.tumblr.co








A walk in the William Herbert Dunton's woods (1878–1936) :







Have you seen the new photo reference pack released on my store?

A wide range of masked rock masses & promontories captured during a marvelous walk along the Brittany coast ! You’ll find masked eroded blocks perfect to be quickly integrated in your illustration or matte painting.

 BRITTANY ROCK MASS CUTOUT - Photo reference pack - 180+ PNG & 1 bonus PSD & 60 FREE JPG


Enjoy 20% DISCOUNT until Feb 2, 2022  using the coupon : BRITTANYROCKMASS20 


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 39

General / 03 January 2022

Happy new year folks ! Here is new week full of inspirations and references :)

Backgrounds from Children of the Sea ( Kaijū no Kodomo, 海獣の子供, 2019,  Studio 4°C, AD Shinji Kimura) :





Inspiring sceneries from Missing Link (2019, Laika) : 





Inspired by the Japanese technique of printing color woodcuts using water-based inks, the beautiful compositions of Carl Thiemann (1881 – 1966) :






If you don't know yet, you can find all the resources for artist I create with Johanna Capelle ( brushes, textures, photo ref and painted assets ) on my Artstation store


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 38

General / 08 December 2021

Backgrounds from Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime, 1997, Studio Ghibli) : 






The poetry of shadows in the painting of Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869) 






Backgrounds from Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen - Benio, Hana no 17-sai ( 劇場版 はいからさんが通る 前編 ~紅緒、花の17歳~, 2017, Nippon Animation, AD Akiyama Kentaro)






Backgrounds from Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon ( 2017,Kyoto Animation, AD Watanabe Mikiko) 




 

To celebrate the end of the year I propose you a global discount on my Artstation store (except prints).

You can find all the resources for artist I create with Johanna Capelle : brushes, textures, photo ref and painted assets. Enjoy ! 


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 37

General / 08 November 2021

Concept art and backgrounds from Brother Bear (2003, Walt Disney Feature Animation) 





  

Backgrounds from Ponyo (Gake no Ue no Ponyo, 2008 Studio Ghibli)






The inspiring shape language of Kalen Chock (@k04sk) : https://instagram.com/kalenart/





Backgrounds from Alps no Shōjo Heidi (1974, Nippon Animation, AD Ioka Masahiro)






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

The LEAFY BUSHES CUTOUT pack it's a traditionnal and digital painted pack which combines series of bushy shrubs, more or less dense bushes, thickets and plants with large sheets.   

Discover this pack and the others art resources packs, usefull as inspiration or basis to create your artwork, texture & matte painting on my store !


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

Have a great week folks!