Concept Background #01 Art Print

Art Print

Concept Background #01

by Mateusz Urbanowicz

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


I recently went with a small visit to Studio Ghibli. I was pleased to see Hayao Miyazaki well and hard at work but I was also excited to see all the beautiful hand-painted backgrounds and be able to talk to two art directors about their methods!

I was especially interested in the crayons / pastels they used for the backgrounds in “Ponyo” and the paper that they use. After a small shopping spree in Shinjuku’s Sekaido art supplies store, I went to paint my own thing over two days. This is an image from the private project I'm working on currently.

Technical stuff:

- Paper: TMK Poster super-thick (sold in B1 sheets)
- Colours: NICKER Poster colours
- Details: Stabilo CarbOthello pencil pastels, Caran d’ache NEOCOLOR II pastels, Faber-Castell Polychroms colour pencils.
- Line: STAEDTLER MarsLumograph 6B and 8B pencil

This is a scan of a painting, so there can be some paper texture and other marks of the analogue process visible, but I tried to make it as clean as possible.

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