Experiment with using reference images that are not literal representations of what you will transform them into. For example, if you are drawing a tree, try not using a reference photo of a tree.
- Draw a minimum of six thumbnail sketches to figure out your composition.
- Aim for having as much variety in your thumbnails as possible.
- Tweak and re-crop the thumbnails until you’re satisfied.
- Choose one thumbnail sketch to use for the final drawing.
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Fantasy Landscapes in Procreate
See how you can create an fantasy landscape in Procreate, using a broad range of reference photos. You can dramatically manipulate and transform your reference photos to blend together into an unusual landscape.
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Do you rationalize to yourself why your artwork doesn’t need a background? Time to stop making excuses and see the immense potential that backgrounds can have on your artwork, regardless of the media you work in.
Backgrounds are not just visually rich and dynamic, but they contribute tremendously toward communicating a narrative, atmosphere or tone to your artwork, they are a powerful tool you don’t want to skip on!