As stated before, I've begun teaching myself speed painting techniques so I can push out my own, fully hand-painted backgrounds for "Echo"!
Echo's art is now in progress, for real! Starting with the kind of art I'm worst at - backgrounds / landscapes!
I've been watching a couple videos and following some advice, and I think I'm ready to start developing my own speed painting technique. I will not go back and repaint any backgrounds that I complete in the process, so as I develop, so will the game's art!
Take a look:
My weekend has been a blast! Echo is coming along smoothly, all thanks to one final push to write in some character development, and finish the endings!
Here's what my workstation has looked like since the drafts were completed (I had a Word copy of each chapter's draft to the left while I wrote them out in-program):