I was part of the core team making backgrounds for the cinema-length animated movie “The Case of Hana & Alice” (花とアリス殺人事件 Hana to Alice Satsujin Jiken) written and directed by Shunji Iwai.

The backgrounds were based on photos taken during the live action video shoot but we had to do a lot of editing, and matte painting before using them as a base for watercolour-like final pictures. Also some scenes required the backgrounds to be painted from scratch (for example I painted the ballet class based only on some references from the previous movie).

Below you can see some example screenshots from the trailer and pictures taken from the movie's website. You have to see the movie for the rest of almost a hundred backgrounds I did.

実際の写真を元にマットペイントによって描いたものが多いですが、ゼロから描き起こしたものも多くあります。(例えば僕が描いたバレエ教室のシーンなど) 下記にPVのスクリーンショットと公式HPから持ってきた画像を掲載しますが、100枚ほど描いた背景をご覧になりたい方は是非映画を観てください!