Studio Ghibli type BG painting, how?

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  09 September 2013
Studio Ghibli type BG painting, how?

If any of you have seen studio ghibli movies, you must have seen their beautifully painted backgrounds, they are so serene and beautiful, I was thinking if they can be made using photoshop by digital painting? for example the watercolored trees and plants etc...please help me with it...how can i get that kind of effect by digi painting

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  09 September 2013
I see a lot of concept guys in my studio use extra brushes to give their digital painting that traditional look at the end... I suppose it's possible with some training and finding the right brush, but, to mimic Ghibli's style... that's quite a challange. Maybe easier with painter... or you might want to try Paintool Sai, it's a very popular Japanese painting app.

If you haven't, check out Kazuo Oga's art book. He's Ghibli's background painter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAZUO-OGA-B...i-/320975779762

There are images showing his work desk and it's full of pencils, brushes, canvas and tons of color tubes. The guy is very passionate with drawing environments, the art book shows tons of his pencil sketches and they are simply breathe-takin.

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  09 September 2013
Team Fortress 2 is heavily influenced by Ghibli's work. You might want to check out their extensive Making-Of videos.
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  09 September 2013
There's also dvd about him and his stuff, very amazing.

http://vimeo.com/67084451
 
  09 September 2013
Originally Posted by reynold: There's also dvd about him and his stuff, very amazing.

http://vimeo.com/67084451

Oh nice link. Thanks!
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  09 September 2013
what is he using gouache? casein?
and it doesn't look like very thick paper.
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  09 September 2013
Painter does a good job of replicating the look of traditional media.
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  09 September 2013
I believe it's gouache for the thicker colors and acrylic for the lighter tones such as sky.
 
  09 September 2013
He uses a type of poster paint which is only manufactured in Japan with varying amounts of water mixed in.
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  09 September 2013
Arbitrage is also great when it.comes to mimicking real media. And another advice don't pick colour with the colour picker. Mix the paints yourself.
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  09 September 2013
You can paint that style in just Photoshop, if you have the painting chops and experiment with the right kind of brushes. Traditionally, anime backgrounds are done with painting workflow that's similar to gouache, so there isn't that much wet-on-wet--it's mostly layering, which is how you paint in Photoshop anyways.
 
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