Sunday, December 10, 2006
Mighty Inspiration: Paper Blue
One of the most common problems I notice most people talk about when they mention their artistic weaknesses is backgrounds. Often as illustrators we just put so much focus on the figure that we just half ass the backgrounds, or simply don't give it the attention it deserves. Honestly though a smart background can easily enhance an illustration by bring attention away from your weak areas of the figure, or bring attention to a strong area. Because backgrounds are so important I want to bring your attention to an artistic site known as Paper Blue. Not only are most of the paintings on the site amazing, but many of them even have english tutorials on how they were made (or at least some tips and tricks you may not have already known).
I highly recommend checking out the work posted here even if it's just to look at some pretty pictures between homework projects.