hi! Ive been doing backgrounds recently, and im having trouble picking out the right brushes and colors. So i was wondering what you do when it comes to those. (I just found your art and i love it!)
Hey there! Yayy for drawing backgrounds!!
I actually use 2 default photoshop brushes: The hard round brush on pen pressure (you can change its shape to suits your way of drawing. This one is, for most artists, our way to go brush. It’s basic and can achieve anything without asking too much of our laptops ~~) and The Round Bristle on pen pressure. I just play around on different opacity (100%, 70%, 30%) Don’t trouble yourself with brushes really, just go for it with the hard round brush, this one is awesome.
As for colors ah! I’m still trying to get better at colors, but I can tell you a good warm up exercise to do, to improve your understanding of colors: Take a scenery (be it a life drawing thing or a picture) and without color picking, try to make a thumbnail of the scene with a hard round brush at 100% opacity. Try to find the right color just with your own eyes. It’ll help you get more confident about colors and your brushstrokes and will help you understand colors better. Take notes and observe life around you. Here is an example~~ Be messy, be quick, who cares, just try to nail those colors.) Have fun !!