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"Why are huge backgrounds so scary to draw?", 6 days ago, 8:28 PM #1
TheStrangerous

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Drawing smaller panels seem to go smoother, but as soon as big daddy comes in...

Is it cosmic horror phobia...?
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6 days ago, 8:38 PM #2
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It requires more effort and more work. Also, of you make bigger background, you can make more errors, and that can scare some people.
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6 days ago, 8:45 PM #3
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But if it was behind white bars, then not so scary, isn't it?
The false sense of security appears.

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6 days ago, 8:48 PM #4
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Dividing huge amount of work into smaller parts is actually a good way to be less intimidated and more efficient. Some things seem impossible to accomplish until divided into smaller parts
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6 days ago, 8:56 PM #5
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Because they have a huge amount of details like perspective, texture and much more. However, when you finish the picture, it is absolutely rewarding.
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6 days ago, 9:09 PM #6
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The tools of a draftsman are imho far more time consuming on backgrounds than the tools of the painter.

Area effect weapons ftw.
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6 days ago, 9:30 PM #7
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But who gets dirtier?
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6 days ago, 11:47 PM #8
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I'm a clip studio paint using heathen. If you see a background in my comic, there's a high chance someone at Celyst drew it for me.

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MK_Wizard:Because they have a huge amount of details like perspective, texture and much more. However, when you finish the picture, it is absolutely rewarding.


Just for future reference Mk, I didn't want to dislike your post. My fat thumb is too large for my tiny phone
5 days ago, 12:31 AM #9
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TheStrangerous:But who gets dirtier?


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5 days ago, 12:53 AM #10
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Bob Ross is the dirtiest xD. Painting backgrounds is really relaxing but yeah the more detailed, the more procrastination. Making backgrounds in sketch up and/or Blender is actually pretty time consuming without help or assets, but its worth it cause you can keep using it from different angles. Backgrounds will always be the final boss no matter what you do , just have to accept it lol
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5 days ago, 1:24 AM #11
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mightguy15:I'm a clip studio paint using heathen. If you see a background in my comic, there's a high chance someone at Celyst drew it for me.

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Just for future reference Mk, I didn't want to dislike your post. My fat thumb is too large for my tiny phone


It's ok. That's happened to me too.
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5 days ago, 1:37 AM #12
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TheStrangerous:But if it was behind white bars, then not so scary, isn't it?
The false sense of security appears.

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Without the background broken up by those lines and the character of deadman being able inhabit all of them, that background would seem quite sparse and half asses. That's probably why they seem so intimidating and cutting them up seems more comforting. Putting some dividing lines in breaks it up so you don't have to try and add some pointless detail to a muddy construction site.
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5 days ago, 1:39 AM #13
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I agree with what everyone is saying here. I noticed there is a lot of things I refused to tackle because I think they are too much.
For example, starting a comic seems impossible when you think about all the characters, environments, and narratives you have to make.
But if you just start doing one thing at a time it will come together over time

I've started applying that concept to doing backgrounds as well.
Now I just start with the composition.
Then I work on the perspective.
I feel like details should not be worried about until the very last step. Then the details become easy.

And sometimes you can just blur the background ;)
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