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Frozen Town and Dry Temple by EmptyShadow Frozen Town and Dry Temple by EmptyShadow
Colors get funky when it comes to backgrounds so I attempted to do some exercise. 
The bottom left and top right are replicas of photos touchdisky.tumblr.com/post/897… and stufftodraw.tumblr.com/post/89…,
and the ones next to them are my own attempts using same colors (with some additional colors that I tried to eyeball or "deduct")

I think for now I'll stick to imitating photos to become more comfortable with color transitions and usage of colors in general. Also it's less stressful than trying to eyeball it from the beginning and realizing that it looks nothing like anything. My eyes still get tricked with color transitions. 

Again, photo references touchdisky.tumblr.com/post/897… and stufftodraw.tumblr.com/post/89…

Artwork © Emptyshadow (Me) 
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:iconcrazziikunoichii:
CrazziiKunoichii Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I like how the colours blend, it's really good!!
I can't do backgrounds, I suck so badly.
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
It's pain in the butt, no doubt
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:iconcrazziikunoichii:
CrazziiKunoichii Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Definitely a pain in the butt. When it goes a slight bit wrong it's a disaster.
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:iconzackypenguin:
Zackypenguin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These look really well done, especially the transition from warm to cool colours, along with the solidness of those door frames. :'D
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EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
It's well done because I had a reference. I must slowly wean myself! 
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:iconzackypenguin:
Zackypenguin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taking the skill higher, you can do it!:la:
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:icontuxedodemon:
TuxedoDemon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I need to start doing this kind of stuff, I suck at backgrounds.
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:iconemptyshadow:
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Tell me about it, the best thing I can draw from scratch is an empty, boxy room
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:iconcyanzack:
CyanZack Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow~
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:iconwildimaginate:
WildImaginate Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
i have missed your art!! it's so refreshing
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:iconemptyshadow:
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:aww:
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:iconhoz-boz:
hoz-boz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic colour studies for background practice! Its a wonderful array of images you have made! I can tell you challenged yourself!~ :heart:
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:iconemptyshadow:
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Would have been more of a challenge if I could get a better study out of the colors =p but I guess I'll start slow...
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:iconhoz-boz:
hoz-boz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Baby steps~ :heart: No point diving in head first~
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Alqaline-terr0r Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great photographic replicas! I try those sometimes and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. :)
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:iconemptyshadow:
EmptyShadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I am hoping that in the future I will be able to draw this without reference....hopefully 
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:iconalqaline-terr0r:
Alqaline-terr0r Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck.
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