hey so I’m just wondering. Cuz like, I know if I draw transformers fanart here, it’ll likely be well recieved cuz fans will see it, but if I were to make prints for an anime con… is that a bad idea? I figure that it would be, cuz i mean, it’s an ANIME con not a tf con. but maybe I should make some anyway?? I need to make more prints and I’m feeling really art blocked, and I thought, maybe if I make something from the fandom I’m currently obsessed with, I’ll feel better and be able to work on other things as well. idk. is anyone going to Ikkicon 2015 and particularly interested in transformers??
No problem! But I’m afraid I usually DON’T make my backgrounds in SAI. That’s definitely photoshop territory for me! Sai is amazing for painting and drawing, but photoshop is better for quick and easy image manipulation and simple design. Usually I take the image into photoshop, give it a background layer with either a simple color fill or a gradient, then go Filter>Render>Lighting Effects and just slap some kinda spotlight on there. Otherwise, if I actually need a detailed background, it’s just drawing n painting as usual in sai - tho photoshop does have more perspective-friendly tools. I hope this helps~