Big piece this week, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk a little about how I approach backgrounds! I basically go over the 3 main tips that I always keep in mind when I start painting backgrounds ^u^
Character in this piece belongs to the awesome, Verlidaine!
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I used a free digital art program called Medibang Paint Pro to do most of the drawing, and then exported the file to Photoshop CC to make the final colour adjustments. If you’re ever on the look out for a really awesome and easy to use digital art program I really highly recommend Medibang! It features a ton of awesome brushes and supports a lot of the basic features that digital artists need *u* I’ll have a link down below to their website!
Medibang Paint Pro:
Wacom Mobile Studio Pro:
How long did this take?
It varies! If it’s a five minute long video, then between 3 to 4 hours. If its between 7-10 minutes, it was probably a bigger piece which can take anywhere between 10-15 hours.
Where did you get that fur textured brush?
Where did you get the flat brush?
That one’s from the Medibang cloud (click the little cloud shaped button with the arrow at the bottom of box with the list of brushes). There you will find all the additional brushes made by Medibang – plenty of gems to download and test out.
Where did you get all these brushes and textures from?
They’re from a mix of stuff! Some of them are made by other artists and you can easily find them just by typing in ‘medibang brushes’ or ‘firealpaca brushes’ into Google. Some are brushes that I made myself. Some are actually Photoshop brushes! You can import most Photoshop brushes into Medibang by downloading an ABR Viewer. Since most Photoshop brushes are in the .abr format, you can use the program to view all of them and convert them into .png files. Once you’ve done that just click and drag the brush image into the Medibang brush list and you’ll have a new brush to play with!
You can find most of the brushes I have just by doing a Google search. Please give this a try before asking me for specific brushes! I really don’t have the time to answer all the questions I get 🙂