Common Background Art / Requests

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Common Background Art / Requests

#1 Post by Steamgirl » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:59 pm

Heyo!

I want to get some background art practice in and was wondering what sort of backgrounds/locations people most commonly need? I'd like to put a background or two up for creative commons use but not sure what people might need. Common settings that come to mind are places like schools but I think there's probably a lot of free school art available already? (Also, it doesn't particularly excite me.) Any other suggestions/requests?

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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#2 Post by Tediusman » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:47 am

Sweet art! I really love the simplicity of your composition.
Anyway, as an artist struggling with backgrounds, I think urban settings would be appreciated the most because they are difficult to pull off and really time consuming. Cities, roads, alleys are present in a lot of visual novels but I don't think I can remember many of decent quality.
Also I guess house rooms are really needed for slice of life stuff. Standard bedrooms, living rooms.
I think the more anonymous your backgrounds will look, the more appealing they will look to people, but I know that drawing stuff without a personality is boring and uninteresting. Maybe try to find a balance between the two things?
Anyway, great work, keep it up!

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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#3 Post by Steamgirl » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:10 am

Thanks for your suggestions, Tediusman! It's true that anonymous is quite hard to do! A French city looks so different to a Spanish one, a Canadian city so different to a Japanese one. I'll have a good think about this one. :)

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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#4 Post by Impulse » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:21 am

I know you said you didn't want to do school bg's because they're a little boring (I understand that) and common. But when I started making my VN I realized that it is pretty limited actually. Some things I didn't find, or had a really hard time to find were: A Principal's office, school cafeteria and art room. I did eventually find a really good art room, but the cafeteria and principal's office are still not as good as I'd want them to be.

I also think there's a high demand for traveling bg's, example: On the bus, train, airplane, boat... and so on. I've found a few, but most of them are not very pretty.

Some other things I just think of out of the blue (I don't really know if there are a lot of these ones already, or no). I think a lot of people would find these useful:
- a club, bar, disco.
- shopping mall.
- modern house interior.
- police station, holding cell, interrogation room (for mystery or detective novels).
- movie theater.

I hope this helps a little :)
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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#5 Post by Steamgirl » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:57 pm

I've started doing a generic American city background and need a tie-breaker to decide which direction the light should be in. Help!

Which is best? A, B, or C?

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Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm definitely interested in doing a principal's office (which could probably double as a general office/study with a few tweaks) and school cafeteria! I guess I was thinking of class rooms and hallways, which I think there are plenty of already. I also love your suggestions for the mystery/detective novel - I'd like to see more of those myself. :)

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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#6 Post by Impulse » Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:58 pm

Steamgirl wrote:
Which is best? A, B, or C?
I like A the best. Don't really know why, it just speaks to me ^^

I'm glad you liked my suggestions :)
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Re: Common Background Art / Requests

#7 Post by King-sama » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:24 pm

Steamgirl wrote:I've started doing a generic American city background and need a tie-breaker to decide which direction the light should be in. Help!

Which is best? A, B, or C?
All, if you are going to make different times 8)

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