Re: Herr D’s CFLs

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The Atomic Punk

My biggest challenge with backgrounds is how to fill negative space without overwhelming the main character or action. Sometimes a standard background such as the alley in Cityscapes is too bland. Yet when I try to spruce it up with color splashes, highlights, shading, or a creative neon sign, it distracts.

Another is layering for a three-dimensional effect. I have zero depth perception. In an attempt to make something seem far away, I often skew the proportions. With tendencies to over-compensate by adding in useless items trying to create a relative scale.