Background design tutorial #2

Hi, my name is Leo de Wijs and I’m an art director and concept artist from the Netherlands, specialised in background design. I usually work on commercial projects that are difficult to share with the world. So when I find the opportunity to do some personal research and artwork I like to share what I learned.

Part 1. Inspiration.

Visiting the other kind of zoo.

For a recent animation project I was involved in making and supervising a lot of background art set in nature. This makes you think hard about what shapes, structures, colours and textures you... Read more »


Pictoplasma 2015

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Pictoplasma is a fantastic multidisciplinary festival celebrating the ‘character’ in illustration, animation and design. I try to attend if I see the change – it’s always a great boost for inspiration and to find creative focus.

 

 

It entails 3 days of lectures by a great variation of speakers, an exhibition and aligned events. And what’s more, it’s held in Berlin, one of the most inspiring cities I know. In between lectures I took the opportunity to sketch my surroundings.


In between Projects

Earlier this month I’ve been wrapping up a big and important project, and now it’s about time to spend some quality time with my website and leave my plant friends alone for some time….