On a particularly hormone-induced night of bursting creativity, I grabbed some paint and I was all like I’M GONNA MAKE BACKGROUNDS. I realized this because I usually do like lineart I do on the computer, but I never get much farther than that with it, because the computer just makes everything look so…computery. Technical. Not lively, not varied. I mean, obviously.
Anyway, after making the backgrounds I was laying in bed for a really long time keeping myself up with unnecessary worrying, and then I was like but HMM, what am I going to do with my backgrounds? And then I got a few ideas and fell immediately asleep. Yay, creativity! I haven’t actually done any of the ideas I had falling asleep – I feel like every time I sit down, I’ve been refining what I want to do with these backgrounds and I will continue to do so, all the while either making new paintings or reusing old paintings in new ways on the computer.
Without further ado, here’s all the ones I tried so far!
Okay but I wasn’t going to keep her zig zag sock but I WAS DRAWING ON THE PAINTING LAYER AND THEN I WAS STUCK WITH IT UGHHH
But that skirt! I love doing clothing like that in painting. Being able to design outfits on the computer with paintings is going to be steeeellaaaar.
Did this one tonight. Pasting in place here went EXACTLY how I wanted it to, and adding the same painting in a different place to the background made it deliciously complex. Somehow the cap of her sleeve ended up being perfectly light enough so that it looks like actual shading. And I like how the filter for the layer makes her vest look shaded but not artificial in terms of texture. Also her pinky looked a lot better before I colored it.
p.s., this is my 100th art post in this blog! Dear Dreaming in Color, when did you get so old you asshole