What should I study to draw in this style? Mainly the cityscape but the line work overall is amazing. Are there any other works or artists that have this or a similar style? Please share!
I guess it's just something weird with the scanner
here's a photograph version
Do a lot of old master studies of landscapes using traditional medium. Go out around town sketching everything. This style, it's digital, or traditional pencil with digital on top with a few filters.
>1. read some books on landscape drawing
>2. get super cozy with dry media
>3. scan that shit
>4. do some fun photoshop magic
>5. draw animu grills of course
I have some concept art/roughs.
OP's pic was done by Yoshinari Yoh, who in my opinion is one of the best illustrators of our time
This is what the finished concept looks like
Some really brilliant layouts
Composition is the main thing OP, detail is just embellishing and supporting the initial idea.
I love yoshinari, he's an amazing 2d animator and it feels like he can do anything. You can see him draw a really detailed illustration here and a lot of animation stuff http://www.dramanice.us/the-making-of-little-witch-academia-the-enchanted-parade/watch-the-making-of-little-witch-academia-the-enchanted-parade-episode-1-online
And then you see his illustrations and studies along with his animation skill and it makes no sense how someone this good exists T_T
Most of the artbook is character designs, which are good, but not the environment and layout stuff I posted.
Art of KLK vol 1
Art of KLK vol 2
His linework is ridiculous. I don't know of an artist whose work is as fluid as Yoshinari's
Entirely worst attitude to have
I support you anon, keep trying
Are those backgrounds actually Yoh's? Not that I doubt he could do it, he's incredibly skilled, but often times one famous japanese animator gets credited for the work of less famous animators/concept artists who worked with him on the same project because people just see the images online and assume it's his.
his brother kou is also pretty godlike
Just saw LWA 2 and was kinda disappointed. Animation was good obviously, but literally everything else was pretty dull and dragged on for longer than it needed to. Had to rewatch the first short again just to compare and I definitely prefer the first one on all levels.
remember that you're comparing yourself to some dude who's been in the industry professionally for almost as long as you've been alive (i just assume you're a lower to mid 20 something)
This, he was doing mech designs and keyframes for Evangelion before I was born. Even then he was doing pretty mindblowing stuff but it helps to remember that his current skill level is from constantly working for at least as long as I've been alive.
It takes years to get on that level but if you dedicate yourself you can get there too. You might even surpass Yoshinari but you won't know unless you try.
>he was doing mech designs and keyframes for Evangelion before I was born.
>learn the trigger/gainax animators' names
>find their art
For the environment stuff, drawing a lot of environment in general helps, along with architecture and perspective studies. Instead of shooting straight for the style, you could try to learn from real life and then start pushing things toward it. Either way, your own personal style will naturally gravitate toward the things you like, whether it's consciously or not.
>released in 1995
>20 years ago
unless they had a full year of animation cycle or some shit
I've been looking around for scans of the KLK books, and didn't find much. The books themselves are like $180+ for the set of three, so I guess no one wants to break the spines to scan them.
Two of Yoshinari's books have been scanned, though.
As far as im aware theres very little stuff from Yoshinari in the klk books. Its moslty just pre-prod stuff from Imaishi and Sushio
what medium is he using for the painted pieces?
Probably worth noting that poster colors in Japan are basically cheap gouache and not cheap garbage for children.
Most of his coloring looks to be digital, but his linework appears to be pencil almost all of the time(there's like two drawings in Deadwood Designs that look like they might be ink).
m-must have scans of picrelated
About Japanese backgrounds, it seems that a large sum of Ghibli background painting is done with Nicker poster paint
Is the Nicker poster paint really better than other poster paints? Have anyone here use it? How does it compare to Sakura poster paint?