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’?

Tokyo Drinking Alley | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #17

This one is not really part of an animated film, but rather one shot we created to try and capture an feeling or memory. Something which brings you back to a moment or place. Maybe the end of a night of drinking too much in a drinking alley, one of things in Japan that are so much part of the city life. Hopefully you can transport yourself there for a brief moment, or even relate…

Undone | Painting Backgrounds for Animation #16

We know a couple of you have been waiting for this for a long time, but finally here’s another Painting Backgrounds For Animation video. It’s a short one, but hopefully it fulfills your sweet tooth for now!

Oil paints were used for the production of “Undone”, which was a fresh change of pace. Gave some great new insight for future paintings. Stay tuned for more videos soon, and in the meantime check Undone on Amazon Prime Video.

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.