Let's draw using background images!
We will show you how you can use background images on your artwork.
There are plenty of royalty free images available for purchase on ART street.
Try using them to enhance your artwork!
Program used: MediBang Paint
First I will explain how to paste the background image.
（1）Open the resource image with MediBang Paint.
（2）Go to Edit > Copy.
（3）Open the artwork that you want to paste the image to.
（4）Go to Edit > Paste.
Now the image is pasted on your canvas.
First let's add a character to the environment.
Since this is a railroad crossing scene, I will draw a girl that is going home from school.
Lower the opacity of the sketch layer.
I draw a rough draft with colors for the hair, outfit, skin, etc. When I do this, I think about the silhouette of the character.
I fix the shapes, and start painting the details.
I drew the eyes and eyelashes.
I also painted the details such as the folds of the clothing and hair.
Then I painted the hands, tie, and lastly the bag.
For more details, please check out the timelapse video.
Now I am going to paint the background.
Since this is an after school scene, the sky should be a sunset.
I use different colors such as purple, yellow, etc. to roughly sketch out the clouds.
The train is also painted with the sunset colors.
Next, I paint the train.
I am using colors that are close to orange.
Then I paint the traffic light, while thinking about the values.
Use sumi or watercolor brush to draw clouds.
This feels too dull, so I changed the sky to a blue color.
There is still a hint of sunset.
You can achieve that by adding a bit of orange to the clouds.
To make the sky look more interesting, I add more colors to the clouds.
I also use many colors on the ground.
Then I do the smaller parts, like the signs and other props.
Finally, I color the areas filled with black, like the plants.
What do you think?
Try using background images to enhance your artwork!
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Here are the materials used in this tutorial.
Article / artwork: Mile
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