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How to draw FOREGROUND MIDGROUND BACKGROUND by STUDIOBLINKTWICE How to draw FOREGROUND MIDGROUND BACKGROUND by STUDIOBLINKTWICE
A HUUUUUGE THANK YOU to everyone who shared the first part of this tutorial on twitter HERE last week - TEN THOUSAND retweets and likes - incredible! Wonderful for me to think of all the people that are going to be able to use these ideas in their work, this is what it's all about!

So here for you is BOTH PARTS of the tutorial, looking at how to THINK When you draw FOREGROUND, MIDGROUND and BACKGROUND. I recommend you use this tutorial in conjunction with some of my other world building tutorials, such as THINKING IN 3D, and How to draw ROCK FORMATIONS.

And here's a link to... 50 MORE FREE TUTORIALS!

And if you want even more, here are links to my recent tutorials on how to draw...
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Lorenzo!
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent tutorial. This is one of the best conceptual art tutorials I have ever seen. None of my art teachers ever went this far. Your classifications for form, shape and 3D space are spot on and most useful! :clap:
Well done, Lorenzo! :D
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artist
Ah, thank you so much, I HUGELY appreciate the kind words, and so glad to see it's useful! Loads more covering other areas of stuff like this coming up every day, hope you continue to enjoy!

Cheers!
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will continue to learn from your tutorials too! :wow:;):)
You are most welcome, Lorenzo! :clap::D
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Professional Artist
Awesome, thanks pal!

Lorenzo!
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome, L.! :clap::D
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KitsMits Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I so needed this. Thank you.
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Artist
My pleasure, Em!

Lorenzo!
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Kevin5andoval47 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
8.3/10
This is great
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks you pal!

Lorenzo!
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StarJita Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hello Lorenzo! I'm a long time admirer of your work and would like to thank you for continually providing these super helpful drawing lessons! You tend to cover a lot of obscure subjects that often get overlooked, so good on you for that :)

I know your work tends to incorporate more natural elements and scenery, but for this guide in particular I'd love to know how these strategies might translate into more refined interior environments/settings i.e. rooms, schools, shopping malls, haunted houses, "secret lairs", etc.

Far too often I see these kinds of backgrounds be nothing more than (occasionally some tossed-in perspective on) flat backgrounds! It'd be really nice to see what you'd suggest to make even inside places feel more 3d :nod: thanks again!

-StarJita
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Artist
Hey StartJita!

Thank you so much for such a wonderful message! So nice to hear that you've been enjoying all this work for a while, and that the tutorials are proving useful and fun, that's awesome to hear :)

Thanks so much for your question on how to apply this to interiors - I'll be covering EVERYTHING in the end :) - I've added your suggestions to the list, and there'll also be some other tutorials on interiors coming up, as well as some tutes on perspective, which will hopefully all help build a good set of ideas for you to apply to your interiors etc. May take a while to get to them, but hopefully in the meantime you'll enjoy all the others too!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!
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Rosyane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Very useful for me because I use backgrounds in my comic Iluminus in my country tapas.io/episode/824742 but I'm not good at scenaries, so this it helped me so much!Thank you from the heart *V*
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Professional Artist
Ah, so good to know you're going to be able to use it on your comic, that's awesome! Environments can seem trickier than they are, it's all about seeing them as simple forms that compliment and support your characters and narrative :)

More to come!

Lorenzo!
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Azdaja-MustardPrince Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot think of any puns FORE this
Oh wait, there's one!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Professional Artist
:) You're gonna have another coming this week too, get those puns warmed up again :)

Lorenzo!
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SEVANS73 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your tutorials are so nicely illustrated and explained.
Great Job.
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, pal, very important to me to get that user-friendliness right on these, so this feedback is so valuable, cheers!

Lorenzo!
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Nice variety of examples for how to construct the fore- and background of a pic!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you! Glad it's useful!

Lorenzo!
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JetSetMax Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon my language but I fucking love your work.
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
:) Haha! That's the kind of fan I like to have :) Thank you pal! Lots more to come, hope you enjoy!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!
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frankperrin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool tutorial. Very good for when I'm looking for ideas!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you pal, so glad it's handy!

More each week!

Lorenzo!
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jonathanshoe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Thank you so much!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
My pleasure!

Lorenzo!
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pantyslime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ugh!!!! such good ideas all the time!!! <3
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you, Emylee! Glad they're still making you smile!

Lorenzo!
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SamWallaceArtisan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Student General Artist
The art within each panel makes very good use of such a simple palette and simple shapes; overall, it's all very classily done.
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you so much, Sam! Yes, I kept them small because if the layout reads at that size, you know it works, and will translate up to full sized art strongly. Many thanks for such kind words!

Lorenzo!
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KarouWS Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for sharing this
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
My absolute pleasure! More to come every week :)

Lorenzo!
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Backgrounds... I don't like drawing them, but this provides great ways to draw them.
Baffles me that YOU USED ONLY 4 COLORS for these backgrounds!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Man, I love backgrounds, I think they're the most important element to generating a mood and tone in any piece of art. But I know a lot of people don't enjoy planning them into their drawings, hopefully this simple approach will make them seem a little more interesting to tackle?

Cheers pal!

Lorenzo!
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This simple 4 color approach should work. It makes me feel like using it on some of my pieces :)
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Great, be sure to show me your results, pal!

Cheers!

Lorenzo!
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zerocinquanta Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Well done, very useful!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you, Marco! Lots more on the way!

Lorenzo!
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DiAdantist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome!! Keep it up! 💕
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Thank you Ada :) Will do, so many more in the pipeline, new ones coming every week, enjoy!

Lorenzo!
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Dahkur Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I metaphorically kiss your feet?!

This is just fantastic! I've never seen the theories put together so clear! Genius!
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
:) Haha! You can if you want, they're very clean :)

So glad it's all clear and works for you, I think the restricted space for each tutorial keeps me super-economic, so you only get the information you really need :)

Thanks for the kind words and continued support!

Lorenzo!
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NathanSeals Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
69 you say? Them eyebrows 
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STUDIOBLINKTWICE Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Cheeky monkey :)

Lorenzo!
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CocoKiCKZ Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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