Saturday, January 26, 2013

Background Painter: Scott Wills

Scott Wills is a background painter whose work includes some really iconic pieces for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Samurai Jack and Ren and Stimpy, amongst many more.  As you'll see, so much of the style of those series is actually a result of the uniquely distinctive background art.

All the pieces below are painted traditionally using acrylic and gouache, often at a very small scale.

You can see more of Scott's amazing work on his blog at: Candy Cane Land


  1. Staggeringly good... I could spend days digging through the treasure on his blog, and likely will!

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    1. I was thinking the same :/ I think it's Wills as stated on his blog, I hope they correct this small mistake to prevent further confusion :).

    2. Thanks for catching that... it was a long night.

  3. Wowowow wait a're telling us that stuff is painted on such a small scale and then used in animations!?!

  4. I'm a big fan of Scott's work.

    I think you should talk Scott into being a contributor on Muddy Colors! that is the best idea I've heard all year.

  5. Awesome! Samurai Jack was one of my favourite shows growing up. I still have the dvd sets sitting next to me right now. I guess that says how young I am :P

    Thanks for posting these!

  6. WOW! I'm inspired!!! And I have a new desktop background :-P Thanks for sharing!

  7. I used the trees for my desktop background. I am amazed at the sense of depth.

  8. My eyes hurt just thinking about painting on such a small scale! I browsed through CandyCaneLane and I'm floored! Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for introducing him to us, Dan!

  9. i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this dude!!! the god of background painting for sure, the samurai jack pieces are awesome!


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