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A friend of mine gave me some canvases last month! I've decided to turn them into backdrops for my larger minis (or maybe just for minis in general depends on if I can get a floor piece to match.

 

One of them (20"x16") I'm going to turn into a Bob Ross-esque painting but with like a dark and red sky so it seems the land is burning.

 

The one I'm about to show (12"x16") is a dungeon that I've already had brother mock up a photo yesterday and I spent a chunk of yesterday and today drawing it out with heavy guidance from him.

 

The third one I'm open to ideas. It is also a 12"x16". I don't care which way it's oriented. I just need ideas!

 

I'm prefacing this by saying I literally do not draw. I've never felt good at it. It's just never been a thing I could wrap my head around.

 

So back to the second one! I knew I definitely wanted a dungeon. But my brain, for a change, had a rough idea of what I wanted. I did some Googling and talked to my brother who does cute MSPaint cat portraits and other things to help me out. He drew up this rough sketch for me.

 

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And then with heavy guidance from him I was able to draw everything (except the chest) on my own! He helped with placing and proportions and whatnot.

 

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I still need to draw in the stone floor and cobblestones for the bridge/pillars though. So saying I am happy with it is an understatement. I will be painting this up. I have a /small/ set of water soluble oil paints and lots of acrylics. I will be using one or both of these in painting all of these.

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6 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Cool!

 

Since you've got a dungeon, and what sounds to me like an apocalypse/hellscape, how about doing the last one as a forest and/or mountains?

 

Good idea! I wanted to do a desert scene vaguely as well but I'd need to get another canvas and that's not high on the list as of now.

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