Seirei no Moribito / Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, and created by Production I.G. This show probably has the best backgrounds out of any anime series I’ve seen. It’s basically feature film worthy art for 26 episodes.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series)
Read The Art of Avatar again! I’ve read a ton of “art of” books and this is by far my favorite! Beeeeauuuutiful and inspiring!
Plus it goes through the art of all 3 series pretty much episode by episode and shows the entire story of production, soo much concept art and its super detailed!
Thought I’d post some of my favorite images from the book (really hard to pick favorites!)
environment drawing challenge #11: mountain. still experimenting with different painting styles!
the legend of korra
3x07 “original airbenders” scenery
How to Train Your Dragon + scenery
Can you say scenerygasm: 101 Dalmatians
Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron + scenery
Can you say scenerygasm: The Princess and the Frog
Persona 4: The Golden Animation → Episode 01
↳ Scenery (~￣▽￣)~
Background art from the Studio Ghibli film When Marnie was There (思い出のマーニー). Yohei Taneda (種田陽平) is the art director for this summer’s animated feature.
Disney Scenery; The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Legend of Korra - Book 3 - 3.03 - Scenery Panshots
Kotonoha no Niwa - animation background vs photos of the same places - by CoMix Wave Studio.
it’s no secret that CoMix Wave Studio do their backgrounds by referencing photos extremely closely. I remember seeing a step-by-step how-to in their “5 Centimeters per second” book. so this time they released some photos for us to look at as well :).