Lichttoren Eindhoven | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #21 | Nicker Poster Colour

In this World War II scene, we see German bombers flying over Eindhoven. The dramatic perspective of the buildings pulls the eyes upwards, to the sky, where ominous clouds give off a brooding atmosphere. A brown and yellow palette enhances the gritty, historic feel.

From our short “Eindhoven: From Now Till Then”, which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWH5QwpssU

Dutch Design Week | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #20 | Nicker Poster Colour

A Strijp-S background inspired by the Dutch Design Week, one of the many cultural cornerstones of the past 100 years of Eindhoven. From our short “Eindhoven: From Now Till Then”, which can be seen in the post below.

Eindhoven 1920-2020: From Now Till Then | Animation

We’re excited to show you a little of our home town, so we loved when Cultuurstation asked us to create a journey of 100 seconds through 100 years of Eindhoven in celebration of the city’s anniversary. In the first place to motivate kids to discover more about the city, but also for the older ones to spot all the famous and maybe not so famous trademarks.

The client requested to put as much of Eindhoven’s culture and history into a short amount of time. That’s why we chose to focus the animation on being a visual journey with an energetic flow backwards in time, while playing with Eindhoven iconography, until we reach the point where it all began. Inspired by the urban feel of the city, the look & feel became a combination of colourful and surrealistic imagery over realistic looking hand-painted backgrounds of familiar spots. Like graffiti on an industrial wall.

Commissioned by: Cultuurstation en Digitale Scheurkalender Eindhoven
Supported by: Gemeente Eindhoven and Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie

Music & Arrangement: Robert Jung (Dreikelvin)
Colorist: Dirk Franken
Special Glow Thanks to: WanQing Wang

Matte! Nande? | Animation Showreel 2020

Maybe a new showreel for 2020 will add a little positivity to this year

Nicker Paint Office | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #19

What the old Nicker Paint office looked like… This painting was inspired by a Luca Papeo painting, as well as the recent demolishment of this building. After 45 years Nicker Poster Colour had to move out, and we wanted to gift this as a small token when I visited them a few days ago.

For the animation, we wanted to keep things loose & cartoony, and to animate the feet as if they were little stamps leaving behind their painterly paw prints.

Medieval Cathedral Rooftop Chase Animation

Dennis van Hout was inspired to create this fantastic animation of a suspenseful chase over our Medieval Cathedral background. Thanks, Dennis! Check his Instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/dennisvanhoutart/

Santa’s Beard | ‘Matte! Nande?’ (‘Wait! Why?’) Gags #06

????❤ Merry Christmas, everybody ????❤

MimiChair co-wrote and backgrounded this cartoon

Starring Koyuki as the voice of Little Girl and Santa as the voice of Santa

Office Elevator | ‘Matte! Nande?’ (‘Wait! Why?’) Gags #05

Enjoy some biting satire on phone consumption co-written and backgrounded by Nicole Ten Cate

Medieval Cathedral | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #18

The goal of this visual was to play with the contrast of the lighting in the foreground and background, to create a focus on the cathedral looming over a medieval street.

Self-Portrait | Painting Backgrounds for Animation SPECIAL

We thought it was about time we’d introduce ourselves, and what better way to do so than to paint a self-portrait in this special episode of ‘Painting Backgrounds for Animation’?