Making backgrounds for The Silent Age is hard work. But also a lot of fun! I’ve made a time-lapse video that shows the various phases I go through when I make a background.
I never have a clear image in my head when I start drawing a background. I usually begin by placing the items that are important to the scene – and then I plan the colors and the light. As the drawing evolves however, I tend to rethink both composition, colors and light – and the end product is nothing like the blurry vision I had in my head when I started.
Before and After
Listen to the background music track here