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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Backgrounds

I am trying something different for some of the backgrounds in the series. Since my figures are inked pretty tight, I decided to loosen up on the backgrounds that are not establishing shots and hopefully create a nice contrast in the artwork...sometimes it works...sometimes it does not.


3 comments:

joe suitor said...

i like it, it makes the linework stand out without cluttering the page , creating a nice depth of field...

Leif Jones said...

Alex,

I think they're really excellent. Not just the wash backgrounds, but the foreground drawings and compositions. Very nice!

Brian Churilla said...

keep..doing...this.

it works so well. over-rendering BGs can clutter and flatten a drawing. this looks very dynamic, and much more organic. a nice blend of very clean and concise line art with the abstracted, washed-out BGs. nice, nice, nice.