Monster with background

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Fantasy creature with mountain background. Digital painting done with photoshop. Ulla Hennig January 2013

For a long time I had been neglecting the backgrounds in my paintings and drawings. Backgrounds take time, and quite often I hadn’t spent a thought on the environment in which I placed my creatures.

But it makes a difference, and now that I know it, I try to practise creating meaningful environments for my characters. This here was done with quite a number of these useful photoshop tools like the smudge tool, various brushes with varying settings of opacity. And I tried to stick to my layers…

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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