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Tutorial for my student at :iconthe-classroom:

(Please ignore my uncreative presentation and ugly font >.> I was too lazy to make it all nice and pretty and just made it up front and to the point so bear with the ugliness XD)

This is a simple forest background tutorial that takes it to a rough stage, good for pieces you intend to very a large foreground focal point and you can get away with the background being simple and unpolished.

Anyway, this is just the basics of how I do backgrounds from start to finish. Hope it can be of some use to someone looking to learn rough trees and forests.

If you may have any questions at all, feel free to ask, I would be more than happy to help ^-^

Other types of this background

Tools - GIMP and a Bamboo Fun tablet

Art and tutorial (C) to me

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Random-House Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is awesome, and useful even when you're not drawing this kind of tree. Thank you ! I used it here…
KinninKiago Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WhiteWolfCub16 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used for this… Thank you! I always struggle with backgrounds! :icondragonhug:
Twin-Cats Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I kind of like this tutorial, it looks simpler then drawing every tree.
BC-paws Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I copied this tutorial to draw my drawing, is that okay? c: Thanks! This tutorial is awesome
WingedGenesis5 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's fine for this tutorial :)  Thank you!
Itheguy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Artist
What program did you use to make this?
WingedGenesis5 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I used GIMP.
ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
It's so pretty! ^^ maybe i'll start drawing backgrounds now
WingedGenesis5 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! They really do help a picture and can be fun once you get the hang of it :la:
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