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[quote name='alchemist102']i need some backround help i cant draw them at all any advice.[/quote]

The only thing I can think of that would help would be drawing from observation ^^; Try drawing rooms in your house or at school or whereever, or things you see outside.


[url=http://fanart.theotaku.com/view.php?action=retrieve&id=72523]This image[/url] is based on a photo of myself in my mother's bathroom (taken by taking photos of a mirror). I sadly don't have a scan of the photo for comparison, but you can see that it really looks nothing like a bathroom XD; but looking at the photo did help me place the back of the room and things in it (the actual room I've drawn is based on the videogame Silent Hill, while only the way it's set up is based on the bathroom). Everything was also simplified, so you can do this and not make the background insanely detailed or exact.

If you use photoshop, you can sort of "cheat" and make simple backgrounds pretty easily. In [url=http://fanart.theotaku.com/view.php?action=retrieve&id=47989]this image[/url], all I did was take an image of a moon I pulled off google and add a "brush" of a tree over the top of it (and then applied the watercolor filter to the whole thing). Ta-dah~ really easy background without doing too much work ^^

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