Week of Inspiration 17

General / 17 April 2020

New feel good playlist to start the week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-17 


Backgrounds from The Princess and the Frog (2009, Walt Disney Animation Studios) : 


  


  


  


  

Monument Valley 2 is pure lesson of color scheme and shape language. Each level is a masterpiece and a definition of the concept of "eye candy" :






The rocky landscapes of Eugen Bracht (1842-1921) 






With my partner Johanna, we just released on my Artstation store a big pack of 120 cut out armored medieval fighters. You can use them for references, photobash and your own concept art : https://tohad.artstation.com/store/ejd6/medieval-combat-cutout-photo-reference-pack-120-png
Here an exemple of a scene I create in 30 minutes with it. You could easily recreate an epic and living battle of armored fighters :





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 16

General / 26 March 2020

New feel good playlist to start the week :  https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-16


Backgrounds from Ciclope Festival 2019 opening short animation by Tiago Calliari : https://tiagocalliari.tumblr.com 






Backgrounds from Dorohedoro ( 2020, Studio Mappa, Art Director Shinji Kimura ) 







Concept art from Onward by Huy Nguyen (2020, Pixar) 


  





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

Have a great week folks!


Week of Inspiration 15

General / 17 March 2020

New feel good playlist to start the week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-15 

The vivid colours of Seth Armstrong : http://setharmstrong.com/paintings 








Backgrounds from Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, art director : Nizo Yamamoto)


  



Winslow Homer' seascapes (1836 – 1910)

  
  
  

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 14

General / 18 June 2019

New feel good playlist to start the week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-14 


The unique colors of Bohumir Jaronek (1866-1933) : 






Backgrounds from Children of the Sea ( Kaijū no Kodomo, 海獣の子供, 2019, Studio 4°C) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOseDi1j8c







"Mindhunter - Animated Series", nice exercice of stylization by Niclas Treinen : https://www.behance.net/gallery/79554979/Mindhunter-Animated-Series 


  

 



Posters for the Chinese theatrical release of Spirited Away this week : 






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 13

General / 06 May 2019

New feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-13 


Concept art from Moana by James Finch (2016, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) : http://www.jamesfinchart.com/moana/58c3k81optjpaxf1cmwbad7rrpctlw 







The colorful territories of David Griffin : https://davidgriffinstudio.com/works  






Influenced by Hiroshige and Hokusai, the work of Henri Rivière is timeless (1864-1951). The color scheme is so modern, it could come from a contemporary animated movie or webcomic. 





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 12

General / 01 May 2019

New feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-12

Colors, lightening, shape language, everything is unique in the painting of Alfred Joseph Casson (1898-1992) 







Backgrounds from Is It love: Fallen Road by Jessica Rossier & Bastien Grivet  (2019, 1492 Studio/Ubisoft) :

 https://www.artstation.com/jessica-rossier 

https://www.artstation.com/grivetart 







The amazing way to paint draperies in the painting of Jules Pierre van Biesbroeck (1873-1965) 





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

Have a great week folks!


Week of Inspiration 11

General / 24 April 2019

New feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-11


The poetic compositions of Thomas Blackshear : http://www.thomasblackshearart.com/western-art/4594227367 







Big Hero 6 visual development by Scott Watanabe : https://scottwatanabe.tumblr.com/post/103583162840/at-one-point-more-scenes-took-place-in-an  (I can not help but feel a little taste of Tekkonkinkreet/GitS/Jin-Roh and I love it ) 






A mixture of vegetation and clouds, the painting of Jean-Honoré Nicolas Fragonard (1732-1806, french) :





  Backgrounds from Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003, DreamWorks Animation) :






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 10

General / 19 April 2019

New feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-10 


Visual Development from Mulan by Hans Bacher (1998 Walt Disney Pictures) : 






The amazing details in the orientalist scenes of Ludwig Deutsch (1855 - 1935) 





I'm in love with the original Dragon Ball chapter covers by Akira Toriyama. The shapes, the designs, everything is like toys in his universe. There is something so spontaneous in Toriyama's shape language, even in 100 years, it will still be so fresh. 






Majestic concept art from Love, Death & Robots : ZIMA BLUE by Robh Ruppel : https://www.artstation.com/robh_ruppel_design 




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

Have a great week folks!

Week of Inspiration 9

General / 09 April 2019

New feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-9

Two weeks ago, I discovered the work of Masayasu Uchida ( 内田 正泰 ), and it's a crush. I had never seen a such beautiful way to express depth and scales just with hard shapes and flat colors : 






Backgrounds from Flavors of Youth ( 肆式青春 / 詩季織々, 2018, Haoliners Animation League / CoMix Wave Films) 




  



Inspiring Colors schemes in the Australian landscapes of Tom Roberts (1856 - 1931) : 


  




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 8

General / 04 April 2019

Feel good playlist to start this new week : https://soundcloud.com/tohad/sets/week-of-inspiration-8artstation


The beautiful colors of southwestern France in the painting of Henri Martin (1860-1943). If you go to Toulouse, his sublime frescoes are in "la salle des illustres" at the Captitol.  The entrance is free and the place is amazing :





The work of Hans Wagula (1894-1964) is a good reference for how to play with the negative space in a composition : 





Backgrounds from Lastman by Celine Lorthiois (2016, Je suis bien content) : https://www.celinelorthiois.com/lastman  (and please, watch Lastman)






Territories full of colors,, the painting of Ernest Leonard Blumenschein (1874 – 1960) 





More inspiration and references on my twitter account : https://twitter.com/sylvainsarrailh

Have a great week folks!