Do you have any tips for painting backgrounds?? oh my god i am STUNNED by your work!
HI THERE & THANKS!
as for some tips…just…references LOL. look at pretty pictures. both photography and paintings of places u think are cool! they usually give me a good basis for starting palette and space, and then from there I kind of build my own place depending on the composition. (Because I’ve pretty much been using backgrounds as a supplement to the piece, secondary to the figures involved..)
It’s not hard though! I’ll walk u through… (the meadows) (ha)
… *puts bob ross wig on*
throw in a sky
some foreground elements
flesh out some middle ground. I specifically kept the hills under their shoulders for emphasis on their heads, yknow??
add some happy mountains.
sprinkle in some flowers
throw on some extra lighting (mine is coming in from the right)
maybe add some happy clouds
some extra foreground elements to put icing on the cake!
I’m always adjusting my colors and values with the HSV slider (CTRL/CMD+U)
For this one I wanted a really pink/red thing goin on for Valentine’s day so that was my goal~ Hope this helps a little bit!