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Check out the book - Starno Art Booklet available now here:…

About the book:
This book combines different illustrations from the last decade made by Frederic St-Arnaud. They are strongly inspired from matte painting and concept art domain showing many before and after images as well as few tutorials.

St-Arnaud has contributed to many feature films, commercials television and a TV series. His film credits include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Death Race, Babel, Silent Hill, Sin City, Sky captain and the world of tomorrow, Once upon a time in Mexico, Spy kids 2 & 3, The Golden Compass which won the best visual effects Academy Awards in 2008 and more.
website update - Interview for Zupi Magazine (Brazil):…
website update - Twilight Saga: Eclipse and 10 1/2 were added to filmography section:
website update - A bloody vfx matte painting from the independent film Master Ninja:
St Bernard - Financial Times advertising won a silver award at Campaign's Big Award 2009. This image was created at Rodeo FX for DDB London Agency. We worked around 35 hours from the concept to the final illustration.

link from starno website:…

link of Campaign's Big Award:

Product: Financial Times
Agency: DDB London
Creatives: Frederic St-Arnaud, Raphael Lacoste, Mathieu Raynault (Rodeo FX)
Jeremy Craigen (Executive Creative Director)
Sam Oliver & Shishir Patel (Creative Director)
Rob Messeter (Art Director)
mike crowe (Copywriter)
Country: United Kingdom
Other Credits: Media agency- BJK&E
Media Planners- James Jennings, Emily Rich
Illustrators agent- Rodeo FX
Account Planner- Lucy Jameson
Account Director- Paul Billingsley
Account Manager- Matt Bundy
I've uploaded new matte paintings and illustrations I've worked on from the movie The Golden Compass, Journey to the Center of the Eart, Journey to Mecca IMAX movie and few commercials.

You can see them here:

matte paintings for films:…

I recently did a longer tutorial of the artwork "Cleopatra Queen of Egypt" for Cg Arena readers.

You can see this tutorial here:…

Frederic St-Arnaud
Artist of the Month - October 2009
For the website infinitee-designs

See it here:…

Frederic St-Arnaud's matte paintings are of the finest quality that I have seen in a while and reflect his obvious talent for photo realism with touch of fantasy and science fiction feel to them that I just love. With rich color, realism, lighting and textures that take you away to the place that the artist wants you to go. His achievements speak for themselves and reflect the quality of his talent. Thanks Frederic for giving us all a standard to strive for!
Web interview on Quiver, a french Blog dedicated to computer graphics.

Here is the link:

(...Voici une nou­velle inter­view sur Qui­ver avec Frédéric St Arnaud, matte pain­ter québecois possédant une grande expérience dans le domaine et met­tant en scène des tableaux hyper réalistes. Parole à l'artiste…)
Interview for the Job Boom magazine june 2009. For 10 years now and counting, has been one of Canada's leading online recruitment portals. targets individuals and companies by employment sector and is available in English and French. Go to books and prints section in my website here for more info:
Tutorial of the artwork "Rise of Niburu" for the magazine "PSD MAG" April 2009. The article is in french and you can see it here: in the books and prints section.
Art contribution for the cover book of Die "Worte der Schopfung" from the writer David Forbes.
See here:…
Presenting 9 matte-paintings in this book, including the coverpage. I also did a video walkthrough for all limited edition purchasers.

From Ballistic Publishing:

The seventh book in the d'artiste series—Matte Painting 2—features Master Artists Yusei Uesugi, Max Dennison, and Chris Thunig.

Our talented and experienced Master Artists provide you with priceless matte painting techniques to help you improve your own skills. With more than 30 Hollywood blockbuster movies to their credit these three Master Artists show you the approaches and techniques they use to create unforgettable movie environments. Matte Painting 2 covers the process from concept, right through painting and 3D techniques and tricks, to the completion of complex environments—including the famous Coruscant sequence from 'Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith'.

A set of four bonus prints are yours free when you purchase d'artiste: Matte Painting 2 Limited Edition. The bonus prints also come with the first 300 slipcased editions. From Yusei Uesugi, Max Dennison, and Chris Thunig as well as the cover artist Frederic St. Arnaud.

1. Frederic St-Arnaud "The decline of Babel myth"

2. Chris Thunig "The Da Vinci Code: Westminster Abbey"
'The Da Vinci Code' ©2006 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

3. Max Dennison "Lord of the Rings: Gorgaroth Plains"
'Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' ©2003 New Line Cinema. All Rights Reserved.

4. Yusei Uesugi "Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith Coruscant governmental district"
'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' ©2005 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. Used under authorization. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable law.

I did a conference at the adapt conference 2008 located in Montreal, Canada for the discovery track.

Discovery track - Arena feature 2d Masters speakers in an exciting panel discussion moderated by an industry icon.

//ADAPT 2008 Conference encompasses every facet of digital art creation from feature film to video game development. //ADAPT delivers multiple high end classes taught by some of the most renowned artists and celebrated studios from around the world. //ADAPT is both a forum and a strategic venue where both professionals and enthusiasts can network, develop business relations and advance their skills.

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I recently worked on the matte-paintings of the Burma Trailer. This is a project for the people of Burma supporting them in their peacefull protest. the production was made by the production company, New York and (where I work)did the matte-paintings.

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