School Benches | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #15

Episode XV! A film taking place at school naturally requires painting a lot of school benches.

Snowy Bench | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #14

While it may look simple, it proved quite difficult to paint compositions with snow. And though the result may look cold, this particular background was painted while it was 37°C outside.

Dreary Cityscape | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #13

A cityscape painted in greyscale to convey the dreary state of a main character’s mind.

This background was painted for the graduation film of our former intern. Check out her youtube channel for more updates!

Chalkboard | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #12

This composition was drawn in a threatening perspective, heightening the drama of the shot. We pushed this even further by designing the chalkboard to reach the ceiling, so you’d need a ladder to write at the top of it.

Roof Tiles | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #11

In this episode, we focus on creating textures for roof tiles and add growth of moss to give a little green variety throughout.

Sunset Rooftop | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #10

Here, we painted just a hint of sunshine hitting the darkened rooftop, slightly teasing what’s behind it and hinting what the bird wants our main character to see.

Bathroom | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #09

To emphasize the drama of the scene it was used in, we wanted to give this bathroom a cold, sterile and slightly unsettling look. That’s why everything looks clean and symmetrical, and why we designed the faucets to have a strange, yet elegant shape.

Painting Backgrounds for Animation 08: Floor Drain

There’s something about a drain that automatically feels cold. This shot is drawn in extreme perspective and with a diffuse lighting to convey a dramatic mood. It requires painting stone and metallic textures.

Filmposter Reveal Video

We’re excited to reveal the final poster for our short film ‘From the Snow-Covered Hill’ in this very special episode of ‘Painting Backgrounds for Animation’!

Painting Backgrounds for Animation 06: Kabukicho

A new ‘Painting Backgrounds for Animation’. This time we tried to film a more detailed background being entirely painted from above.