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:
The first is a free photo I found on Unsplash with a Photoshop filter applied that "makes it look like it's painted" (that's entirely subjective, honestly...), the second is my first attempt at speed painting. It's the same scene, an establishing shot for the first chapter.
Looking back, I wish I'd spent more time making little detail strokes to make it feel more hand-painted, as well as spent more time on the depth. Then again, it's a night scene, so I haven't don too much damage.
Also, that promise not to go back once an image is done. I have too many to do to try perfecting them all! (<---- life of any artist!)
Echo's going to be a beautiful game, I can just feel it! And now that I'm onto the imagery, this blog will be a lot more full of life, too!
That doesn't mean I've learned to keep a schedule... Baby steps.