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Backgrounds (FTAP) by TastesLikeAnya Backgrounds (FTAP) by TastesLikeAnya
I'm not really very good at backgrounds. I mean, I can kinda do alright ones if I put a lot of time into them, but I can't draw good ones under pressure. (Nothing is going to be as good as that first one I drew, haha.)

Behold, my craprounds.

Need some tweaking, colour adjustment, but they'll do.

I'd like to add: If there's one thing doing all these backgrounds has taught me, it's that I really love doing backgrounds. I look forward to having enough time to draw up some cool scenery and landscapes someday.
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SaatciSpider Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
That top right background makes me feel like a child again, playing in the dirt. No matter what you think about creating backgrounds, you definitely get the feel of the place. Thanks!
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laurencskinner Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
These are so atmospheric and the colours are great. I think you're better at backgrounds than you think you are. :)
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FollowingSpirits Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched the animation and it was AMAZING. The colors and the background and just everything about it was perfect.
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KATsArtCorner Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wow :wow: I really really liek those backgrounds :la:
my favorites are 3 4 and 8 though 9 has an amazing color pallette :heart:
They all have such amazing perspectives and awesome contrasts (the lack of contrast is why I like number 5 and 6 the least)

THOSE ARE AWESOME :happybounce:
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catangeltitan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
lol how long does it take to make a good background...and wat do u use to make it like ures?
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
These all took a few hours each, maybe between 3-5. I use photoshop cs4 and an intuos 3 tablet.
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JJoploo47 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you kidding me? I LOVE your backgrounds!
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KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really amazing stuff. love your gallery
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InesTheDudette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, awesome .o.
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pelicanmutt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is FTAP going to be a game or a book or something?
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Short film.
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pelicanmutt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crapgrounds?? You are a Magnificent artist and if you YOURSELF bring yourself down, who else can bring you back up? I may be crazy, but I know good talent when I see it, AND YOU SIMPLY EPITOMIZE IT. Be positive!
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Nah, it's not that I'm down on myself. I actually am pretty confident about that stuff. But these definitely aren't to the standard I wanted them to be.
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Dragondog2233 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're already so advanced, trust me, anything better than this would be semi-realistic.
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
They're just very flat, is all. I wanted them all to be as crazy as this: [link] But it's just too time consuming.
On the plus side, the animation distracts the eye from some of the less detailed bgs.
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Vadiolukery Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stfuuu your backgrounds are seriously eye candy to me omg. <3
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Feyjane Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's beautiful!
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VerticalGravity Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ahhh, artists- we're our own worst enemies. I happen to like these, especially the last panel. I would love to do landscapes too but drawing characters floating on blank pages for years leaves me wondering where to start.
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Cryptid-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Crapgrounds? You're kidding, right? xD

Huge fan of your art, but bias aside, they're really quite nice. You've got a wonderful variety of hues going on (love the 3rd one, amazing perspective). Your attention to the colour palate in your short's production is also really interesting; I've never heard of "colourboards" before --sounds so useful!

Out of curiosity, how long does a project of this magnitude take?

Really can't wait to see the end result! :)
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Far too long, haha. I have 'till the end of October for this, and it's definitely not enough time to do the kind of quality I wanted. But enough time to do it. If that puts it in perspective.

That's all the production, though. The pre-production took me from beginning of 2011 to the end of 2011, but I could feasibly do it quicker.

Also, colourboards are super useful. Just to test out colours on your storyboards.

Thanks much, too!
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Cryptid-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow, thanks for the info! That's a loooot of work and effort. Hope you make the deadline, looks great so far.
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Katakire Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
top right is my favorite!
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Vekke Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiice colour and atmosphere. Words can't describe my love for stylized background artwork, and these are very inspiring. I hope you do more!
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Kirmon64 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I really like the berries in the bottom middle one; they look like they'd be so easy to just reach in and pluck from the branch....
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rasenth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Your backgrounds have so much personality~ can't wait to see more!
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Ruaya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh, I love that faces in the berries xD
And I wish I could draw backgrounds like that ;o;
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syviethorne Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love! c:
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carrot-cat17 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they're BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Azymmuth Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stop, these are gorgeous!
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! I saw all of those on the production blog, but they're still better in real! :dance: I like the wolf-like face on the berries of the eighth one.

Just one question: are they all involving a certain glow from FT?
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Some do, but not all.
Thanks, too!
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
Thank you for answering!
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flockofcrows Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
aaahh the moods and colours in these are fanatastic! i love the misty ones
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kiki900400 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
You're kidding right? These are great.
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha, not kidding. These definitely aren't up to my standard, though I'm fairly happy with them, and I'm having fun with them. I expected all the bgs to be of this standard: [link] but I think I seem to care less and less with everyone. Which is still okay with me.
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kiki900400 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
oh, well I think they are all beautiful.
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AmetAlias Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like them all. :D
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LostGiant Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
These are beautiful, better than what I can paint on a computer right now.
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PuddlesOfCuddles Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awmawgawd! These came out absolutely wonderfuly!

A few of these are getting a bit complex though. I really really love the POV of the top right, and you did a great job executing it, but I highly suggest dimming down the cast shadows - or making them not so complex, perhaps just shadowing the whole ground or something. It's a bit busy right now.

Really nice job on these though, I'm really glad you included a large version for download xD.

Nicely done <3!
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I was worried about that. I'll see what happens when I get to the animation, as Fire Tiger has this constant glow which could dilute all the detail around him.

Thanks!

And, yeah, haha. This is a massive file. I think it's 200% bigger in the original. (Every bg is 3840 x 2160)
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Cloudy-Skye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Actually, I really like them, they're simple and stylised in a good kind of way :)

Lot's of atmosphere all over the place ^^

(so if you know you can do better I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to those :D)
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f0xyme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think these are beautiful. I wish I had a lot of time to work on the bgs for my animation, 3 months is not enough... your animation is going to be amazing, I thought you should know (:
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Phew, that isn't long. I think my bgs are going to take that time alone.

Lol, I hope it's amazing. You guys are hyping it up way too much, haha.
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ClaraBacou Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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Blazinginsane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your use of colour really produces a great atmosphere to go with each background. Maybe as more practice with backgrounds, try producing a background that portrays specific moods. Like one for sad, one for anger, happiness etc. I only have one suggestion about one of the backgrounds here. The top right one (the one of the tree) has a shadow under the tree that sort of looks more like a reflection than a shadow. I'm thinking its because the brush tool used is so crisp and makes out the shape of the tree (like a reflection would), rather than being uniformly flat (like a shadow). Does that make sense? Sometimes i confuse myself lol. Other than that, all the other backgrounds look really well done. I specifically love the upper left because of its' depth.
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TastesLikeAnya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Aha, yeah. I thought it looked like a shadow early on in the process, but could not fix it. I hoped it was only me, haha.
However, I will try that, that sounds like something that would help.

Thanks!
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Blazinginsane Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :) glad to help!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow- you're pretty hard on yourself! these look beautiful!
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