Not too long ago, I said I was going to practice backgrounds more, and I did. A tiny bit. As in just a couple of quick ones. And that’s all. I’m naughty. They weren’t very good, so I didn’t keep them, but I can at least tell you guys about my efforts.
The first one I had high expectations for. I wanted to draw a jungle with cliffs and waterfalls and lots of plants. It looked awesome in my head, and it started out okay. I colored the sky, added some big, puffy clouds. Then, there was a bunch of green on the far cliff and I even colored a decent waterfall falling far down where you couldn’t see the bottom, with misty-ness coming up. But, I just couldn’t get the color right for the cliff side. I tried browns, grays, added some plants, but none of it looked right.
By then, I was disappointed and did some quick trees, green, and a river in the foreground going off another cliff. It was all pretty meh. I did draw a few red and yellow birds that were pretty, though. One was on a branch, and two were flying away. No doubt trying to fly out of that dreadful picture.
My later pictures were even quicker. Some towns from my novel, a room from the comic. I’m already bad at backgrounds, but I’m even worse at buildings and rooms, so they didn’t turn out great. I’ve never been creative with buildings. Gar! I must get better; I don’t want my comic filled with square buildings with triangle roofs! That simply wouldn’t do. Likewise, the room I drew didn’t look great, either. I also keep forgetting that walls can have color. I always make them white or off-white. It’s silly.
Anyway, my next picture is going to have a simple background, but since it’s just nature, I think it will turn out better. You guys will see it in the near future….
Not a Background Duck