About Loving Vincent
About Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world's first fully hand painted feature film entirely painted in oils.  It portrays the life of Van Gogh and the rumors surrounding his mysterious death.

I applied in March 2016 and flew to Gdansk, Poland in May to take a three day test.  Upon passing the test, I then proceeded to a 2.5 week training, where I learned to animated two scenes under the supervision of the head painter and director.  After passing training, I was officially a part of production. 

It has been an amazing journey working on this film and meeting amazing artists from all around the world.  Here are a few of the shots I have worked on during my time here. 

Armand and Louise In Gachet's Garden
Armand and Louise In Gachet's Garden

This is the key frame for a shot I painted of Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) and Louise Chevalier (Helen McCrory) conversing in Dr. Gachet's garden.  I had so much fun painting the key frame with references from Van Gogh's paintings of ivy growing on brick walls as well as other key frames painted by senior artist Marlena Jopyk. 

It was with this shot and the previous shot that I realized how much I enjoy painting small moving figures and trying to carry the motion within the brushstrokes.

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Dr. Gachet and Armand Conversing in the Garden
Dr. Gachet and Armand Conversing in the Garden

This beautiful garden shot was very fun to animate.  The challenge was animating Dr. Gachet (Jerome Flynn) moving and talking so expressively.  

First Frame/ Key Frame painted by: Marlena Jopyk

Animated by: Tiffanie Mang

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Margaret Walking in the Fields
Margaret Walking in the Fields

In this shot, Margaret Gachet (Saoirse Ronan) is walking away through the famous yellow fields to drop off some flowers at Van Gogh's grave.

First Frame/Key Frame painted by: Marlena Jopyk

Animated by: Tiffanie Mang

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Dr. Gachet Conversing with Armand (Portrait)
Dr. Gachet Conversing with Armand (Portrait)

This was my first shot after training where I was to animate the first part of this 300 frame shot of Dr. Gachet (Jerome Flynn) confiding with Armand in an emotional dialogue regarding Van Gogh's journey as an artist.  I learned a lot painting this scene, as every character has their distinct, unique brushstrokes.  

First Frame painted by: Tiffanie Mang

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Dr. Gachet and Armand Making Amends
Dr. Gachet and Armand Making Amends

In this short clip, Dr. Gachet and Armand shake hands after a disagreement between them before. I had the privilege of painting the key frame for this scene, where I worked with director Dorota Kobiela to achieve the desired lighting and atmosphere. 

 

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Armand Contemplating
Armand Contemplating

In one of the last scenes of the movie, Armand sits by the shore contemplating everything he has gone through and learned about Vincent.  I had the challenge of conveying his mixed emotions of distraught, wonder, sympathy, and revelation through the nuances in the movement of his eyes, lips, and cheeks. 

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About Loving Vincent
Armand and Louise In Gachet's Garden
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Dr. Gachet and Armand Conversing in the Garden
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Margaret Walking in the Fields
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Dr. Gachet Conversing with Armand (Portrait)
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Dr. Gachet and Armand Making Amends
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Armand Contemplating
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About Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world's first fully hand painted feature film entirely painted in oils.  It portrays the life of Van Gogh and the rumors surrounding his mysterious death.

I applied in March 2016 and flew to Gdansk, Poland in May to take a three day test.  Upon passing the test, I then proceeded to a 2.5 week training, where I learned to animated two scenes under the supervision of the head painter and director.  After passing training, I was officially a part of production. 

It has been an amazing journey working on this film and meeting amazing artists from all around the world.  Here are a few of the shots I have worked on during my time here. 

Armand and Louise In Gachet's Garden

This is the key frame for a shot I painted of Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth) and Louise Chevalier (Helen McCrory) conversing in Dr. Gachet's garden.  I had so much fun painting the key frame with references from Van Gogh's paintings of ivy growing on brick walls as well as other key frames painted by senior artist Marlena Jopyk. 

It was with this shot and the previous shot that I realized how much I enjoy painting small moving figures and trying to carry the motion within the brushstrokes.

Dr. Gachet and Armand Conversing in the Garden

This beautiful garden shot was very fun to animate.  The challenge was animating Dr. Gachet (Jerome Flynn) moving and talking so expressively.  

First Frame/ Key Frame painted by: Marlena Jopyk

Animated by: Tiffanie Mang

Margaret Walking in the Fields

In this shot, Margaret Gachet (Saoirse Ronan) is walking away through the famous yellow fields to drop off some flowers at Van Gogh's grave.

First Frame/Key Frame painted by: Marlena Jopyk

Animated by: Tiffanie Mang

Dr. Gachet Conversing with Armand (Portrait)

This was my first shot after training where I was to animate the first part of this 300 frame shot of Dr. Gachet (Jerome Flynn) confiding with Armand in an emotional dialogue regarding Van Gogh's journey as an artist.  I learned a lot painting this scene, as every character has their distinct, unique brushstrokes.  

First Frame painted by: Tiffanie Mang

Dr. Gachet and Armand Making Amends

In this short clip, Dr. Gachet and Armand shake hands after a disagreement between them before. I had the privilege of painting the key frame for this scene, where I worked with director Dorota Kobiela to achieve the desired lighting and atmosphere. 

 

Armand Contemplating

In one of the last scenes of the movie, Armand sits by the shore contemplating everything he has gone through and learned about Vincent.  I had the challenge of conveying his mixed emotions of distraught, wonder, sympathy, and revelation through the nuances in the movement of his eyes, lips, and cheeks. 

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