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Do you hand-draw or digitally create background?

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Backround advice?

Post by Zephio » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:14 pm

I was wondering what everyone used to make backrounds in their it hand-drawn, explain what you use. Be it digital, explain the program(s) you use.

I've been wondering what I should aim to use, because I don't think the program I use is excatly what I want...


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Post by The Raging Spaniard » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:52 pm

since Im not lame and since I do not suck, I do it all by hand

I basically grab a pencil and wiggle my right wrist a certain way
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Post by konflikti » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:46 am

Well, I think it was Dai-J-To(or something like that) with his Rock Lee thingee which was pretyy cool with it's rendered background.

I don't think artist sucks if he/she does bg with some 3d program or by something else than hand.

I'd probably do by hand since I can't do it in any other way anyway.
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Post by Saintarsenic » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:55 am

a background is a background is a background. :?

Whichever is better for rendering objects in the background.

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Post by Az » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:50 am

No need to be sarcastic about it, TRS. The guy just asked.
When I do bg's (which is rare) I mostly do them by hand. Once or twice I've tried CGing them, but the results weren't pretty D: So I'd suggest sticking with pencil until you've gotten the whole thing down.
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Post by monkey » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:56 pm

i use pencil since i mostly draw with pencil but i rarely do any backgrounds.. else i use photoshop though the background is only plain and simple heh

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Post by Bee-chan » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:44 pm

I'm a little with Xavi *RS* here. I prefer hand drawing in my backgrounds, it's just my personal preference.

But it's a person's preference really. I have a friend whom uses CG programs to render her comic backgrounds all the time, but with her work, it's fine. With me, I'm just more comfortable with drawing in my backgrounds by hand with pencil and ink.


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Post by Caroibara » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:11 pm

I'm for handdrawed backgrounds too.
But I guess that's partly because I'm no good with the computer and I don't draw backgrounds so often...
And when I actually do them I use my pencils and inc.

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Post by Zephio » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:11 pm

thanks for responding people. So it seems that most people do backrounds by hand. Thanks


Post by Harm » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:11 am

I voted "drawn by hand" but... it's a bit case sensitive.
That's because I prefer to draw them by hand. It depends if it fits the image and if I have the time.

Lately I use photo's I've taken as backgrounds. If I need a "drawn" look I edit the photo in Photoshop. But since you need to have to photo's (you can also use free stock photo's of course) and the photo has to suit your pic it's not always easy to do a BG this way.

So, I also draw BG's. But that takes time, specially if they are in colour and highly detailed. Since I don't have that much space time on my hands I hardly draw the backgrounds by hand.

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