BetsyIllustration has a SUUUUUPER set of tutorials on drawing backgrounds (and a free downloadable eBook!) that are inspiring me to practice backgrounds more often.
She says it’s important to have an idea of what you want to draw going in (I think she calls it a tagline? Which means something different in writing, so I’m not going to use that term)–these BLASPHEMOUS (game)-inspired compositions are for the description “A monster smiles upon its cult of worshipers in a CAAAAAAVE!!” #allhailkingjulien
“Crap Guide Rails”
“Railroads are Hard”
This year I want to get better at backgrounds. Having a hashtag over at http://Mastodon.Art is helping, I feel like I have a community of likeminded artists wanting to improve!
Yeah, these make no sense. Went in without a plan. :b!
Queen Lumina in her hoard. Freehanded background, originally meant to practice her groomer monkey (who is too big). I drew the characters first, BAD ME. Also I LOVE HER STUPID HEAD it’s just a quick gesture from a taxidermy pic I had on my caveman phone.
Hope to paint this one later.
Master Study of “Madame Chardin” by Jean Siméon Chardin
1-hour digital piece in Krita, using a single brush. Following ConceptArt.org’s rules, which include no tracing, no color picking from the original, and you must work at least one hour.