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BG attempt 1 by Livious BG attempt 1 by Livious
This is a background for Chronicles of Johto's next part (I want to apologize for taking ages to finish my pages. xD Things weren't going very well these last few days, but I'm motivated again. c:.)

(I think we've reached the point where there is more extra Chronicles of Johto art in my gallery than actual updates. :l THIS IS BAAAD. )

Also, `fox-orian's brushes are benediction.
Oh, there will actually be someone in the middle of this in the actual update. xD
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BeastyxLightning Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this looks really pretty!!
I wish I could make background like this ;__; *tries not to cry*
*lays down*
*cries a lot*

and again, this is seriously really really beautiful C:
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
thank you aah <3
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fox-orian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THUUUMBS UP!
Nice color choices.
quick points of crit: The atmospheric depth seems to be happening too quickly. The second layer of trees is already fading into the distance yet it's a mostly clear skies day :)
The angle we have here makes us assume we're on a hill, so to push the depth, darken those trees up front up, make it look like the hill is in shadow, and add a ridge of trees / other rolling landscape int he back which fades with atmosphere. Brighten up the sky, make it gradate to a lighter blue and we have the makings a really nice scene!

[link]
I always like looking at this picture when dealing with mostly sunny days and atmospheric depth :)
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
oh wow wow thank you for your critique ! ;w; and you even fetched me a super useful picture - thank you so much ! :)
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap.... O.o I love your art, backgrounds especially. They're so good! The jealousy and admiration is overwhelming.
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
B-BUT
aaaaaah ;w; thank you so much ! :hug:
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AeyraV Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I love it~
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midori-shoots Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tu utilises Photoshop ou pas ? :/ J'aimerais bien savoir si je peux utiliser des brushes customisées pour Toshop à la base avec Paint Tool Sai...
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oui, j'utilise CS4 ^^ Par contre pour Sai j'en ai aucune idée, je connais pas le logiciel :x
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Jeshika-Haruno Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm going to download those brushes as well! :dummy: I've always believed in not abusing brushes and using all your skills, but a little bit of help from those beloved brushes won't do any bad :B Damn, I also want to make so amazing backgrounds like you!! :saddummy: How long do they even take to make? :faint:
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Livious Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Nonono, it's totally okay ! c: Some people think brushes are 'cheating' and I disapprove of that. I'll dont even deny it, I use brushes, and I sometimes BRUSH THE F*CK OUT OF A TEXTURE to obtain what I want. :I
Therefore, the brush itself is never enough - it's better when you spend some time defining the forms on your own with some extra strokes and colors (like, on the trees, I did a lot of extra work on the leaves with the basic 5px brush on Photoshop to give a handmade feeling).
I can't remember well, maybe 3 hours or so... thank you so much qsfhsdkjs :hug:
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Jeshika-Haruno Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Those are some wise tips :wow: Thank you very much!! :thanks:
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wanlingnic Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Gosh, Livvy, this is beautiful! Your perspective and colouring and your beautiful trees and all of it!

(I just downloaded those brushes and good lord you're right! They feel like artsex, and textures just became a whole lot easier! QwQ Ohoho, this is going to be fun. )
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yumisy111 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love the soft colors of the trees and sky~ :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you ! c:
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yumisy111 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np~ :D
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Psh07 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ATTEMPT?!?!?!?1! It looks gorgeous. :wow: I've always been a fan of your BG's, and this one is no exception! :)
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much, Sherman ! 8D
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Tonko Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love the clouds and the leaves and the colours for th tree trunks, especially those slightly farther back ones. But I love the grass the most! The wee little leaf details and all!
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aaaaah you noticed it ! Thank you ! :)
The grass is my favourite part, but nobody ever notices the details in it. x)
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Skhasia Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
c'est magnifique *w*
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hon, merci <3
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remiya Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woahhh Liv.
I never figured out what the |||| brush was for. now I know.
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
I did these with the standard 5px brush on Photoshop, actually, but there's a |||| brush ? D: That would be so helpful !
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SniperGYS Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
That background looks awesome :wow: !
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SolbiiMelody Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's no attempt, that's just flat out awesome work.
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Gosh, thank you so much ! :)
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Tokiball12345 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow, nice! I love how you drew the trees. *u*
This is really good practice! C:
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you ! c:
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Tokiball12345 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Lubrian Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WAAIIIIII SO PRETTY
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
qdhcgsk thank you ;;
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tk36477 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing!
I'd say attempt successful ^^
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you ! c:
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tromacom Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Trees...I don't know how you draw them so well...
This is amazing! I especially love the invisible people :P
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ninjas are quite fun to draw :v
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tromacom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet they are. And then we can all have fun trying to spot them XD
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cocoaferret Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Well Your backgrounds are like the holiest of holy things too.
Omggggg! This is so awesome!~ I'm always in awe of how wonderfully you handle digital media :heart:
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
And I can return the compliment, you're the master of traditional art. ;) Thank you so much !
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ChineseViking Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where would you say we could find these holy brushes you speak of? ;)
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
I used this pack: [link]
The leaves brushes are so helpful to create non-derpy-looking trees. xD
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Shower-kun Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I need help with bgs ; u ;
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Aestoria Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, you should make tutorials for backgrounds. c:<
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Since a few people are asking me to do one, I'll probably make one when I've got less stuff to do. c:
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Aestoria Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! :joy:
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bugfacegard Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Nice, the trees look really inviting and a nice place to walk around.
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you :)
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Wonksbrother Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Oh man this is amazing, it makes me wonder how long it takes you to do something great like this ;w;
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:iconlivious:
Livious Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
It depends, I'd say 2 or 3 hours, but I'm a pretty slow person. ^^
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Wonksbrother Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
But still, with this picture it's just amazing and worth the amount of hours put into this :D
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