Been working on this piece off and on for about two weeks or so. Maybe more. Originally this was a relaxing piece, just something to do in my spare time, then I got a bit more serious with it as time went on. I decided to slow down with it and try focusing on more details. Then eventually I said, “fuck it, i’m going to try painting a background.” Which I know, there’s so many mistakes with this background, but I made the goal not to make a realistic looking background, just one that I enjoyed looking at and making. I sorta realized that backgrounds annoy me because they’re inorganic, they usually feel devoid of life to me when I try creating them. I enjoy working with fleshy living things, so that makes backgrounds pretty boring for me. So with this, I jut decided to try using forms I normally like to paint with, and use them in the background while not getting caught up too much in making it look realistic. I couldn’t get the background to perfectly mesh with the character, but overall, i’m pleased with how this looks.
I’m might upload the version without a background later.