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How to: Visual Novel Interior by Auro-Cyanide How to: Visual Novel Interior by Auro-Cyanide
Update 24/11/2012: Please see my new Background Guide where I do a much better job at explaining perspective :) [link]

Update 23/8/2012: I'm really going to try to do an updated version of this and tie in the new things I've learnt. And do a better job at perspective. And everything else. I'm very grateful to everyone who has commented and faved, so I feel like I owe it to everyone to make a better version ^_^

In the mean time check out this awesome tutorial by someone who is far better at perspective than me :la: [link]

WARNING: Huge file ahead

Anyway, I decided to do a tutorial for how I did a Visual Novel background because I had a couple people ask me and there are very few visual novel tutorials out there.

I hope it will be kind of useful, though I am still very much learning how to do backgrounds and I am pretty much painting it how I paint everything... anyway, hope you like it ^^'

Edit: Thank you very much for your support everyone! I never though I would get a DD, especially not on this, but I am very happy, if a little overwhelmed. So thank you. I am very, very happy that I am being helpful -^^- I need to fix the couple spelling mistakes that are in it though (fo' shame). Wasn't expecting a couple thousand people to look at it though. I will go through and answer everyone's lovely comments soon.

DISCLAIMER: This is a how to/walkthrough, not really a tutorial. It is about my personal process on how I got to a specific point. It is not the only way to do stuff and I am very much still learning. I made this just to show a couple people from the visual novel community how I made this background because they asked. I am always pleased that people can find it useful and can take something from it. However there are also much better and more comprehensive tutorials out there by people who know much more then I do (especially about perspective). I recommend fox-orian's tutorials which I have been trying to follow. Somewhat unsuccessfully ^^'
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Given 2010-12-27
Suggester's words: How to: Visual Novel Interior by *Auro-Cyanide is a really great and detailed interior background tutorial. It covers everything from perspective to shading! This will help even the most advanced artists. This is a great addition to the artistic community. ( Suggested by Vampy-note and Featured by FantasyStock )
TiltedCube Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
thanks :D this is very helpful for my planning practice make some backgrounds!
PsixiTheRaven Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful! ;.; I could never get the hang of drawing backgrounds . . .
Scyllarhia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really helpful, thank you. =)
Nooknook Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really interesting :) 
Great to create all type of reusable backgrounds !
CapturedGiggles Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist
This is great! I've been wanting to try drawing a background for some time now and this How - to really gives me a starting point to work off of. I love how you've simplified everything in your steps and even given examples too.
MMDAnimatio357 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh... now I know who created the game "Sleepless Night" ....
Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I did not make it :) I made the background open source and the creator used it. I do know them though, they often translate our games into German.
Hukiolukio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I drew a background lineart before it got to coloring... And then I just went blank... I'm never gonna be able to color it x-x
Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, maybe you could try finding a photo or drawing whose colour scheme you like and get inspiration from that? Or maybe just try copying what is around you, like your room or back garden :D
Hukiolukio Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nuh, I drew a background.. But.. I'm... Bad at coloring.... I'm only good at shadings..... >-> And my door looks hideous 3: AND AWH MY CAT JUST SAT ON THE PAPER D:< I should never leave papers just laying on my desk while my cat is in my room =o=
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