This is the thread where I'll be dumping everything regarding my environment art journey. I made it a goal of mine to improve my background art / environment art / concept art. Especially in animation, without a proper background, in my opinion, the entire animation seems a bit soulless. And lost in space. And since I suck a** at drawing them, I made it a challenge for myself to get better at it. Join me here on my journey and watch me fail, improve and cry many tears.
2021 - Mountain spirit. A tiny fantasy painting with a mountain spirit and a powerful shaman.
2021 - Hotel Room at night. Tokyo lights. Procreate sketch
2021 - Chillon Castle; Marker pens on coloured paper
2021 - Studio Ghibli artist Study; This is a study I did of an existing background painting by Studio Ghibli. It is also the piece that made me realise that there is a long way for me to be a decent background painter. And that's when I decided to start my environment journey.
process images of my Studio Ghibli background study
2020 - tiny environments from an adventure story pitch about modernised Swiss tales.
The mouse - 2019
Exploring and forcing to draw an environment in a certain style. I chose to draw a background based on UPA animation style. The first thumbnails are just some lighting tests and camera angle tests. The last image contains the final environment piece with the mouse as a placeholder.