Another attempt at colouring a background. This background existed for a while in tonal only, I never posted it to tumblr because I wasn’t really happy with how it turned out, but I decided to try and paint it since I was looking for another background of mine to colour for practice (EDIT: Apparently I did post it to tumblr and simply forgot I did so, the original is here . The original has a lot more rocks than the finished piece, I originally envisioned it as a forest where all the dirt and grass had worn away, leaving only rocks, but I decided to turn it into a dried up river to make it a bit more interesting by having more than just rocks and trees in there).
I think I did a better job at pushing stuff into the foreground/background with this one, but at the same time I think that parts of this painting need a lot of work, the tree second from the left for instance seems off to me, I think maybe I should have added more highlights but I was afraid that would takeaway from the centre of interest.
I tried to add little puddles of water to try and reinforce that this is a dried up river in an old forest, but some of the puddles didn’t turn out so great, definitely need to put still water on a list of things I need to practice.
I’m not sure how the colours will look on this since my laptop needs a bit of calibration, I tried to go for a muted colour scheme, not so sure if I like the green/blue/red tones all together, might have been better sticking to just two of the three, or primarily using two and leaving the third for an accent.