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Background Tutorial for Beginners by Balimbang Background Tutorial for Beginners by Balimbang
AGHHH it's finally done this took forever to make
I'm really hoping this helps someone, I put way too much energy into it but I'm glad it exists now.
I've never done anything like this before, took awhile to figure it out.
This is a really general tutorial for beginners so I cant go very in depth. If anyone wants a tutorial on a specific thing feel free to tell me!
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revivalists Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist
This has been incredibly helpful! Thank you!
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thank you! The fact that people are still getting use outta this makes it feel so rewarding!
I aint no expert but I try to keep all knowledge I have open 
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Polynkter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student General Artist
beautiful <3
Solved pretty much every doubt I did not before
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ay glad ya liked it man! If ya need anything im always around on discord 
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RareCandyCollector Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As someone who is currently having trouble with backgrounds and composition,  this tutorial really helped out a lot! Especially the guideline trick. Thank you for sharing! Hug 
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww I always so happy when people find this useful, thank you so much for telling me this cuz it always makes my day!
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RareCandyCollector Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Looking forward to more of your work! :)
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starlo1o1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! helpful tips 
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thanks! Appreciate it a ton :)
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Gyrforce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*giggles in french and immediately saves to desktop*

This simplifies all the theory I've tried to pick up through reading/checking out books at the library and makes it so very, very understandable.  Thank you for this. :squee:
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, I'm so glad you found it useful!!!

You literally described my goals for this exactly
Also dang you got some good art, excited to see what kind of background you'll be painting in the future!
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Gyrforce Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it ever won't be useful, so no worries there. xD

And thanks! :D  I've always put off backgrounds because I never felt confident, but I've been digging up as many resources as possible to finally start practicing.  Maybe soon I'll start working on all the stuff I never finished, lol.
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setdisplay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you actually know alot for your age! This is really helpful to me :)
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang cant imagine how this could help ya haha
Your art has always been my art goals 

If this has our seal of approval I'm very honored :)
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LaPetiteBohemienne Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very nicely done. 👍
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:iconbalimbang:
Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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FEN-OSHI Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOOD JOB MAN :333333
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AY THNAX MAN!!!!!
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F4FN1R Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really helpful and informative!! Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconbalimbang:
Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no problem! I'm so glad you like it!
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:iconlibray:
LibRay Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student General Artist
THank you this is so helpful!!!!!!
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AY glad ya think so 
Excited to see what ya do with it! 
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LibRay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
thanks i hope i dont dissapoint ya lol
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:iconbalimbang:
Balimbang Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah it wouldnt be a disappointment, just seeing something made because of my tutorial would be a great honor!
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LibRay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
: D
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ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist
Gah why does mobile suck with large images? 😭 I’ll have to check this out when I get home
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah I dont like the mobile version much it's pretty lackluster compared to the browser one
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ricoachuhhar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist
Yea it honestly is it’s a bit nicer to use but it’s missing a lot of features
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WickusE Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say is... Bless ya for making this!  
This is the perfect blend of insight into your process and advice general enough to be applicable to anyone, and like Snowsie said, one really gets a sense of personality from this.  It's very interesting to see a breakdown of your artistic process, like seeing the mental sequences that lead to your finished pieces.
I especially liked the part about guidelines, as this is something your average art viewer does bot consider at all, but is an intrinsic part of a successful composition.  
Also, it's very professional looking, like I would not have thought this is your first tutorial!
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw no problem! I had a great time making this, I'm glad everyone likes the decorative aspect of it :)
I tried my best to include the most important stuff, composition is probably the most underrated fundamental. 
It aint glamorous but it's literally the backbone of every art piece!

And thanks for the compliments!
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Kelina1080 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018
*Heavy breathing* all of my yes I needed this 😩 tysm for taking the time to do this
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AW that just made my day, you're very welcome!
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NazoKG Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018   General Artist
Even as someone who is kinda on the ball already when it comes to landscapes, I learned a few new things from this. Fantastic tutorial, visually appealing and easy to follow. 
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yeah that's my only regret, most people I already follow on this site wont find it as helpful since ya'll got the hang of landscapes already. 
Even so, I'm really happy you were about to learn something from this and I appreciate the compliment! I put a lot of effort into prettying it up haha 
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DEDComics Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
This is really great, and you do a really good job of explaining your steps and workflow! I really like the section about just painting things, and all the things you can use your rock skills on
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Haha yes rocks are the key to everything 
Once you can paint rocks you can also paint fruit, draw landscapes, get a 6 figure salary, find the perfect lover, and achieve enlightenment. 
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DEDComics Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Damn! Guess I've gotta master painting rocks!
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KyiwtieArt Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you dear fREN
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you! I supersuper hope this was helpful!!! 
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PixieHobbit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super helpful! o-o Thanks for making it!!!
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! As long as people find it useful it's worth it
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TiaLaLoutreDeRiviere Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that was really interesting, thanks Balim !!
I hope this will help me in my future landscapes and other drawings with complex backgrounds !! ^^
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw no problem! I'm glad you find it useful and I'm interested to see what you post in the future!
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TiaLaLoutreDeRiviere Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm lazy but one day I will draw a landscape for learned some tips ! ^^
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Frostfauna Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not done reading this. Faved for future use. Thanks for posting this, Balim!
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I really hope people get some use out of this!
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Niontric Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018   Digital Artist
This is amazing Balimbang! 
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Balimbang Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I was a bit worried to invest so much time into something like this but it was worth it!
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Niontric Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Definitely!
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THAX-3915 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! After reading through this I feel more motivated to go practice some digital painting. Thank you for taking your time to make this!! :D
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