|these trees remind me of the 70's, anyone else hehe|
|messy palettes are messy -_-|
These are the 4 basic colors I used throughout the entire background, mixing various shades along the way!
|i wish i could make some sortve doctor/nurse joke here.|
Behind it you can see my next handy tip - a paint roller tray.
A problem I found with my brushes with painting is while working you cant leave them out of water as it poses the risk of having any acrylic still left in them drying and ruining the brush.
And if you leave it in a standard water tub face down it will misshape the brush and ruin it as well. My solution that I found online was using a paint roller tray, which keeps the brushes wet while I work, and also horizontal so they are basically floating and will not get smooshed at the bottom.
|bark outline complete|
My hands are known to be rather shakey, and I used this to my advantage letting the funny lines I made become interesting knobs and bits on the trees
For the grass - I went through 5 steps. The first basic three are up here - first start off with a medium light color and make quick short strokes upwards all over.
Then repeat with the darker color a bit more sporadically.
Finally I added a bit of a yellow ochre/green color to add a bit of life within it.
Later on, I dry brushed on both a white-ish green, and a darker green to break up the harsh lines, which you will see below.
|wa-la! youve got a background!|
Thanks for stopping by ^^ Feel free to ask/complain/comment!
As for next week - the Deer Girl will finally get painted!
See you then!