AnimeFest 2020 Sheraton Dallas Hotel August 14th – 17th 2020 Dallas, TX
Live Painting by Yohei Takamatsu
Moderated Panel ART
AnimeFest 2019
Friday 4:00PM for 1h in P1
Background art is an integral and extremely vital part of great animation. Yohei Takamatsu, a specialist in background art with numerous credits on multiple Ghilbli films, Trigger Films, and Studio Chizu Films, will demonstrate how background art, both imaginary and real, can be created in this exciting live-painting panel. Join us for this very rare opportunity to see the details behind the process in real time!
AnimeFest Assistant Director of Guest Services
Yohei Takamatsu
Art Director and Background Artist Yohei Takamatsu has contributed to many Studio Chizu works.

After joining Studio Ghibli, he worked on background on The Cat Returns (2002), Ghiblies episode 2 (2002), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013). He served as art director on the short animation The Day I Harvested a Star (2006) exclusively shown at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. He was co-art director on From Up On Poppy Hill (2011) and worked on art for When Marnie Was There (2014). For Director Hosoda, he was in charge of background art on Wolf Children (2012) and art director on The Boy and The Beast (2015) and Mirai (2018).

21 members have this on their schedule.