Loving Vincent, directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film.
It brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.
More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, LOVING VINCENT is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames.
Alexa Meade compresses reality by covering models in specifically applied paint, making sure to focus on painted shadows and highlights to transform her posed subjects into paintings. Meade’s works, which she has referred to as “reverse trompe l’oeil” combine installation, painting, photography, and even performance, as many of her works are done live and with little room for error.
3D artists should take note and look at more non-photoreal approaches to texturing, and would give a very different style to their work.
Kazuo Oga is is an art director and background artist for many Madhouse Studio and Studio Ghibli anime films, helping to bring to life some of the most famous animated films from Japan.
Oga worked with major directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Osamu Dezaki. He also published two artbooks and directed a short animated film.
This short documentary gives a unique perspective into the workings of a fantastic artist.
Estes is a traditional American artist specialising in hyper-realism. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s.
A collection of his work can be found here