Sunday, 8 November 2009


I've been creating some backgrounds and thought I'd demonstrate how I go about producing one.

I normally start by sketching out the rough idea on paper or directly into Artrage on the computer. In this instance I had the basic idea in my head and started straight in Artrage.

The rulers in Artrage are incredibly useful for creating the perspective drawing as you can pin one end and rotate from there.

I originally intended having a wooden floor but it just looked too busy so it (like many other things) got changed as the drawing progressed.

Below is the completed background after fully creating the vector artwork in DrawPlus. It will need toning down a little as it's too vibrant for the character to stand out well against it.


  1. Great stuff Dale, ArtRage is such a useful (and rediculously cheap) piece of software. I can't wait to see more of these :)

  2. Yes nice job there. Perspective is great and the lighting. Will work really well with the characters.

  3. Are you using the Artrage Pro or just the basic?

    Thanks for the great blog...its helping me immensely