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Backgrounds :|

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 14, 2014, 8:28 AM
  • Mood: Frustrated
I want NEED to get better at doing backgrounds. I want so badly to be able to create beautiful backgrounds for my artwork, but when I sit down and try, I get frustrated because I can't produce what I want to see. This is where my aspirations are:

Treehouse Concept by Victor-Lam-art Badal Castle Concept by Jessada-Art concept art by MrLeeCarter John Carter - Thoat Concept Art by michaelkutsche

And this is what I'm producing:

.:RoK:. Ylva by xValkyrja Your Tokota Here! -SOLD- by xValkyrja Suspension by xValkyrja A Little Bit of the Tropics by xValkyrja

I realize that learning a new skill takes time and often years of practice, but I'm finding more and more that this frustration comes because I don't really know where to start to begin that process.

So I'm asking everyone here for help.

If anyone has any tips on how go from what I'm doing to a more matte-painting-ish style/concept art style, please tell me about how to do this; if you know of or have made any tutorials on this, please share! Critique my artwork, tell me what I need to change or do better or differently.

I'm sick of settling for 'good enough' and I need to move forward.


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InstantCoyote Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Thank you very much for watching me! It means a lot to me. :)
hankakusagi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
ah, thank you for the watch : ) :hug:
yuuva Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for watching me! also your horses are wonderous keep it up <3
Rosenwood-Stables Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member
Hi there :D (Big Grin) You are a wonderful artist <3
I have just opened a new horse breed! rosenwood-stables.deviantart.c… I'd love to see the breed in your style, if you are interested I currently have some open imports here : rosenwood-warmblood.deviantart… . Customs are also availible at 30 points :) (Smile)Sorry if I have bothered you.
xValkyrja Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately, I'm not looking for any additional horses right now. I already have too many to keep up with. :XD: But good luck finding homes for them. :aww:
splatpixel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the DevWatch!
DoctorCritical Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 thanks for the watch man! <3
xValkyrja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! :aww:
Paardjee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! :hug:
InsaneAlbino Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Wow! I also will be watching you! *z*
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