A Tip for New Artists: BackgroundsBackgrounds can be pretty tough- at least, they were/are for me. Maybe you're the same. If you've been holding off on backgrounds because they're tough, or if you aren't happy with the backgrounds you've made, this should help out.A Tip for New Artists: Backgrounds by wbd
A really hard part of a background is perspective. You want the background to feel real- like a character is really there. There are lots of bits to making a background, and lots of good tutorials on dA for the details (like leaves on a tree, or how to paint waves, or make clouds, etc). But first, you need to have good perspective. You need to know how to place things in the background- how big they should be, and how they should "relate" to one another.
Proper perspective combined with good composition of your background will really make your characters stand out. You can start telling interesting stories with just a single picture.
So, start looking around dA and other places online for tips on perspective. Find tutorials, and practice using them. I don't
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