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LadySeraphina
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Question. 2012-12-08 02:54:39 Reply

Is it unusual for an artist to have issues drawing backgrounds? I do think it's important for me to learn how to draw something besides people, because I want to pursue animation and arts, but I have absolutely no skill when it comes to backgrounds and my sense of perspective is awful.

Is there hope for me? And I appreciate links to guides and whatnot.

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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 03:30:05 Reply

At 12/8/12 02:54 AM, LadySeraphina wrote: Is it unusual for an artist to have issues drawing backgrounds?...
Is there hope for me? And I appreciate links to guides and whatnot.

Well BGs have always been a hassle fpr me. I have tryed a lot with them and sometimes they come out nicely but I stil dont feel to comfy about em. I guess the only solution thats helped for me is lots of practice and exercising with perspective (maybe try basic shapes and start building from there). But as I see it theres always hope as long as youre willing to put in the effort

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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 03:57:51 Reply

At 12/8/12 03:30 AM, wash wrote:
At 12/8/12 02:54 AM, LadySeraphina wrote: Is it unusual for an artist to have issues drawing backgrounds?...
Is there hope for me? And I appreciate links to guides and whatnot.
Well BGs have always been a hassle fpr me. I have tryed a lot with them and sometimes they come out nicely but I stil dont feel to comfy about em. I guess the only solution thats helped for me is lots of practice and exercising with perspective (maybe try basic shapes and start building from there). But as I see it theres always hope as long as youre willing to put in the effort

Yeah, I practice sometimes. But I feel like I'm practicing wrong. I don't know when I'm doing thing right or when I'm doing them wrong, and with no sense of perspective I'm kind of bad at seeing the errors unless someone explains them to me. :(

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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 04:05:49 Reply

Simple art101 perspective guide

fox-orian's perspective tutorial part 1

part 2

I recommend reading art101 first then follow up fox orian's tut.


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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 04:50:21 Reply

At 12/8/12 04:05 AM, ZaneZansorrow wrote: Simple art101 perspective guide

fox-orian's perspective tutorial part 1

part 2

I recommend reading art101 first then follow up fox orian's tut.

Thanks. :)

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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 11:29:41 Reply

A lot of people run into trouble when they fully develop a character and then try to make a background for it. It works a lot better to be considering the background from the very beginning.


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Response to Question. 2012-12-08 14:22:53 Reply

Just get big nature books and copy that shit out, basically.


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Response to Question. 2012-12-09 15:47:06 Reply

I just tell people everything I draw is in Purgatory, with no inclinations of what is up, down, left or right. Nothingness can be something too.