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Kazuo Oga (various watercolour works c.1988)
Kazuo Oga is one of the most inconspicuously famous artists, which is inspirational in its own right by how humbling it is. You would think they were digital from an immediate approach, however upon closer inspection of the textures, lighting and layering it’s clear they’re perfectly hand crafter watercolour pieces.
His works, featured in the backgrounds of various Studio Ghibli films, are subtle enough to blend into the background of the films yet stand out alone as perfection of watercolour techniques and command of lighting.
Just considering there are scenes where the camera pans across his works for several long moments reflects the sublime quality of his work. And that he was able to develop enough artworks to supply several films with stunning backdrops is nothing short of breathtaking.
That’s a good word for it, “breathtaking”.
The Powerpuff Girls colour concept art, by Lou Romano: http://louromano.blogspot.com/
this lou romano is a top bloke
Howl’s Moving Castle - Background Roughs
I am sorry for spamming but can you please just look at these gorgeous layouts
I watched “The Illusionist” (2010) by Sylvain Chomet earlier tonight. It reminded me of all the animated films I used to watch when I was a kid years ago. It’s amazing how much of original work was put into creating this motion picture. I miss animated films being like they used to be - softer and kinder to one’s heart.
bloody ‘ell that is beautiful i need to lie down
Song of the Sea - Ciaran Duffy
Paul Lasaine - Prince of Egypt
pretty sure i reblogged this recently but it’s too beautiful not to again