|Raised By Owls, my most recent short comic for the crabtank Tankadere Anthology.|
|My 3D Animation DemoReel for 2011|
Give Life to the BackgroundsGive Life to the Backgrounds by mayshing
"Give background personality, give it life."
Think about WHY in the world do you draw backgrounds?
Are you thinking you need to do better in drawing backgrounds because your art needs it to look better?
How do you treat backgrounds in your work? What is actually "backgrounds" to you??
Background by defination in art simply means, the picture plain in the back of the main subject.
So background can be "white" or "blank" that's still background in considering of the art elements.
But what "background" means to most of us, is "scenery" and "enviromental" drawing/painting behind the main "character" or "subject" on the picture.
There is a thing about the background's relationship and the characters (The main subject)....
when we are making a single image, don't we need to make sure the viewer see the "focal" point of the image which is the most interesting part?
Sometimes the background itself can be point blank, to help the focal point to stand out and retreat, that's still
"Indulgent Reader, up till now I have concealed it, but I must confess at last. I have one besetting weakness, a weakness that amounts to a vice. I am ashamed of it. Often I have tried to wean myself of it; often cursed the heredity that imposed it on me. Opium? Morphine? Cocaine? Nothing so fashionable. Absinth? Brandy? Gin? Nothing so normal. Alas! let me whisper it in your ear: I am a Chewing Gum Fiend!"|
--Robert W. Service
"Of Books and Scribes there are no end:
This Plague--and who can doubt it?
Dismays me so, I've sadly penned
Another book about it."
written at the beginning of "The Pretender"
by Robert W. Service
At work we’ve started watching some painting class videos by Schoolism’s Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo. So I’m going to try to do some (on location?) speedpaint studies or whatevs based off of my learnings over the next while.
This is the Mosaic’s Book store in front of the Starbucks where I painted this.