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!

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!

Week of Inspiration 26

General / 23 March 2021

Backgrounds from Only Yesterday (Omoide Poro Poro, art director Kazuo Oga, 1991 Studio Ghibli) : 

 




Backgrounds from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1917, Walt Disney Productions)





Chauncey Foster Ryder's trees (1868–1949) 



  


The elegant precision in the compositions of @Gb_Vizdev  : https://guillaume_boucher.artstation.com




  

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

Have a great week folks!