DRAW THIS, NOT THAT! [How to Draw Beautiful Backgrounds]


Mikhaila Deniel
Mikhaila Deniel

As I clicked on this video, I was doing the exact same thing on the DONT side. 😂

Vor 12 Stunden
Eleanor Cary
Eleanor Cary

But you purposely made the entire "Don't" drawing bad? Like the colouring, the pose etc. You should've done it normally ASIDE from the background.

Vor Tag
Anica Popescu
Anica Popescu

Hey, what Digital art program do you use? 😊 P. S. I'm new here! I loved your video! I'm definitely going to subscribe!! ♥️

Vor 11 Tage
Yes I Can rap
Yes I Can rap

HALP!!! I CANT DRAW TREES AND BACKGROUNDS IN GENERAL!!

Vor 12 Tage
Spawn_Of_Tyme
Spawn_Of_Tyme

I'm so glad I found this when I did, I have an art midterm piece due Dec 7 which requires a background, middle ground, and foreground along with various elements of art and this video REALLY helped give me not only inspiration but the knowledge on how to paint that inspiration. The 'do' piece is absolutely lovely and for once I'm confident that with practice I could create something just as beautiful because now I'm less intimidated by backgrounds, coloring, and shading. Thank you for all the videos you make to help aspiring artists like myself get better at the craft we love

Vor 13 Tage
Most Annoying
Most Annoying

I've been trying to draw background from pictures to get a concept of placement but it's so hard! Willing to keep practicing though. Then I have to learn how to shade plants/trees, lighting, colors... better off starting early!

Vor 15 Tage
Unwanted Jeans
Unwanted Jeans

#WhiteVoidSquad

Vor 16 Tage
K Varon
K Varon

See thr thing is, is that I use paper and pencil and I when it comes to porpotions for ppl in backgrounds it isn't the easiest thing to do

Vor 20 Tage
Hanako’s Pond
Hanako’s Pond

I wonder if anyone noticed the fill tool issue in the “don’t” section. Like how some green is in the sky? No hate though

Vor 21 Tag
Akari The Average
Akari The Average

The 'do' side kind of looks like the Utagawa Hiroshige project I did in 3rd grade, but better.

Vor 21 Tag
Mangledfoxy205
Mangledfoxy205

Once I had to redo the lineart of my background because it was the same thickness of my characters, and it was kinda distracting. It looked a hundred times better. My tip: don’t get lazy and don’t give up.

Vor 24 Tage
WaterLemon2007
WaterLemon2007

This is really helpful! Thanks for all the tutorials!

Vor 29 Tage
Music Tune 66
Music Tune 66

Lavender: "I can't draw good backrounds" *draws a fricking amazing Leanardo Devincei worthy backround* Me: *inhales* bOi

Vor Monat
Stanly likes cats
Stanly likes cats

Yeah, i always struggle with backgrounds, and sometimes I just don't do 'em😖😎😝

Vor Monat
Kevin Posadas
Kevin Posadas

Can u do a do this not that on facial expressions

Vor Monat
Thandi Cactus
Thandi Cactus

Anyone else get Adventure Time vibes off the 'do' background?

Vor Monat
Jirachi At Sundown
Jirachi At Sundown

Am I the only one who noticed how there’s a part beneath a smaller tree in the Don’t picture (near the bottom left corner) that’s colored like the ground and not the sky cause it’s bothering me way too much

Vor Monat
Jade Damboise Rail
Jade Damboise Rail

BGs are the bane on my existance so this will be appreciated.

Vor Monat
Christartiflette
Christartiflette

Thank you that was sooo interesting and instructive!!

Vor Monat
Chomaru Chan
Chomaru Chan

Just ceperate the background in 3 steps: 1. Front 2. Middle 3. Back

Vor Monat
Dayside art
Dayside art

Your my inspiration for starting me going to start my new YouTube channel

Vor Monat
Rainbow Kitty
Rainbow Kitty

Awsome art tips!!!

Vor Monat
Ink Sans
Ink Sans

ahh thank you so much for this video it helped me out so much!!!

Vor Monat
Neon Arts
Neon Arts

Don't forget Lavender! Put the character at a natural focal point! All part of the composition. But don't take my word for it.. I'm just a kid :3

Vor Monat
Choco Sweet Reese
Choco Sweet Reese

anyone else has this problem? I don’t go out. I don’t like touring around. I can’t imagine any backgrounds...

Vor 2 Monate
SophStroodleOwO 17
SophStroodleOwO 17

lol she's just like, drawing backgrounds like drinking water And I'm here struggling to draw a tree.

Vor 2 Monate
Rina Quartz
Rina Quartz

Wow this was very very helpful!

Vor 2 Monate
John Spiccc
John Spiccc

Thank you! After you helped me find my style, I learned that I can always trust you, and this video is no exception. Your advice REALLY helps me improve drastically. I really sucked at drawing backgrounds, but this changed that. Best art teacher, 10/10

Vor 2 Monate
Aly Cat Plays
Aly Cat Plays

1:06 I love those Mickey mouse eyes!

Vor 2 Monate
Hailey Dillard
Hailey Dillard

I CANT DRAW IM SO SAD ):

Vor 2 Monate
Kelsey MacLeod
Kelsey MacLeod

Bob Ross would be very proud, Lavender

Vor 2 Monate
TheWild Pikmin
TheWild Pikmin

how do you draw a character in the middle of a forest? like a thick forest or jungle?

Vor 2 Monate
Kiwi Borb
Kiwi Borb

I am the fricking WORST at backgrounds

Vor 3 Monate
Fernanda Xavier
Fernanda Xavier

I really wanna do a webcomic, but i really suck at backgrounds, so I'm training it

Vor 3 Monate
Katlyn Tucker
Katlyn Tucker

I actually found this extremely helpful!

Vor 3 Monate
Devon RoseRed
Devon RoseRed

You know something I just noticed, these videos are called "do this, not that" although on the thumbnails it almost always says "do this, not this" instead. Just something I noticed, it's not a problem or anything, I just noticed it somehow

Vor 3 Monate
Cottonandsprinkles
Cottonandsprinkles

So a lot of people really hate DO/DONT drawings and I think it’s because most of the time they aren’t done right. They simply draw a low effort “wrong” drawing and a “right” drawing next to it without any context. There are no tips to improve apon the art. In your video you did a great job at going in-depth as to how you can improve the art to get to that “right” side. GREAT video.

Vor 3 Monate
Luna’s Manga
Luna’s Manga

Could you do an “eyes” do this not that? Thank you for considering this comment. (If you did)

Vor 3 Monate
Itsumi
Itsumi

Drawing your character first in a background is like *putting milk in before cereal*

Vor 3 Monate
*ShininqMidnight
*ShininqMidnight

Me:"No matter how long I wont skip her ads." Aldo me:"53 minutes for a shampoo ad?! Nooo thank youu"

Vor 3 Monate
Cat Bean
Cat Bean

Hey lavendertowne what if your drawing on paper? cuz and i do this 1. Draw the Character 2. Color the Character 3. Make the Background 4. Draw the Background Thanks a lot lavender AGHHHHHHHHHHH

Vor 3 Monate
Ellie on Thrall
Ellie on Thrall

Omg the tips in this video honestly blew me out of the water. I never thought of doing stuff this way and the lighting and shadow layer is a brilliant addition that works very well to make the shadows flow more smoothly

Vor 4 Monate
Solvej Westerlund Clausen
Solvej Westerlund Clausen

Thise kind of videos are very helpful

Vor 4 Monate
Yono Kino
Yono Kino

Great~!

Vor 4 Monate
Emilia_ #
Emilia_ #

When I was like 6 I drew a beach and I drew every single grain of sand ....😑

Vor 4 Monate
rata 587
rata 587

Love these videos they help me so much! 😃

Vor 4 Monate
Shara Dreemurr
Shara Dreemurr

Your first character looks like Mabel from Gravity Falls !! She is so cute also 😊😊😊

Vor 4 Monate
Stacey Peak
Stacey Peak

What is the artist's name that you mentioned at about 4:20-4:22?

Vor 4 Monate
noonie
noonie

Being honest, I thought that she was a squirrel in the thumbnail, no hate tho.

Vor 4 Monate
Farrah is Fantastic
Farrah is Fantastic

Thank you so much for this video!! I always have trouble drawing backgrounds or just don’t quite know where to start. This was very helpful and gave me some inspiration. 😊 👍👍

Vor 4 Monate
Sandwichscoot
Sandwichscoot

This was so helpful! Thank you! 👍🏾

Vor 4 Monate
byw
byw

Those legs in the good version are so fucking simple yet look so fucking good. They're literally three squiggles.

Vor 4 Monate
Freezy
Freezy

It does not really matter if you draw your character before the background or not, it depends on whatever is most comfortable to someone. I always draw my character first and then the backgrounds, because I am very comfortable at doing it that way.

Vor 4 Monate
HystericalDark
HystericalDark

Tbh my main struggle is trying to position my characters properly in the backgrounds. Though Ive noticed Ive had an easier time when drawing scenarios first AND THEN characters. I should probably do that more >_>

Vor 4 Monate
Lachtaube
Lachtaube

Hey there! :3 I know you're not really soliciting critique on the artwork in this video, so I'm not inclined to give it here--but I was wondering if you would mind if I did a paint-over of your "Do This" landscape to push all of the really good tips that you talked about a bit further? I think everything you mentioned was really on-point, and I'd like to offer an alternative image result, if you're at all interested!

Vor 4 Monate
Kitly Marsh
Kitly Marsh

im awful at backgrounds and this is super helpfull but im still having trouble because for my comic i need to put charecters up front and center a lot and the do this one wasnt to helpful for that

Vor 5 Monate
Gabriel Merchant
Gabriel Merchant

The don't and do images remind me of this quote, "You didn't come into this world, you came out of it." Really drives home how we should be treating characters when we draw them.

Vor 5 Monate
Rose Ashs
Rose Ashs

I feel bad for kind off bringing this up in the first place, and I know this piece was an example, if you love it great because I love the do this side as well. However one thing did catch my eye in the do side I do not mean to insult you in any way just on the girls dress/cape/mystic cloak the lighting does seem to get a bit confusing with the way it is in the rest of the drawing. Again I do get it if you don't see this, and I feel bad for bringing it up but it is just constructive criticism I don't in any way mean to call you an awful artist or to say that you can't draw, because I love you and your art

Vor 5 Monate
sahi
sahi

I feel that something that helps backgrounds that you didnt include is wind direction, adding wind makes a drawing feel really natural I think ,when your characters hair and outfit is flowing it adds another layer of depth and realism :)

Vor 5 Monate
Lila Eck
Lila Eck

I absolutely love your art style! I watch your videos all of the time and I keep getting inspired by them. 😀🖌

Vor 5 Monate
Ami To
Ami To

as for the white smudges that were appearing, i think it was mixing the colour with the parts you hadnt coloured in

Vor 5 Monate
AngelCnderDreamer
AngelCnderDreamer

This was a great video and very helpful, I had no idea and this helped me. ^ ^ I learned so much from this, thank you so much for this LavenderTowne! This gives me more confidence and more inspiration, and also gives me more ideas on how to make my backgrounds more interesting and appealing, I had no idea on that small sketch idea. And also I didn't know/realized about the don't draw a character first thing! I usually do backgrounds, but I like drawing characters first. But now I know not do add that, so thanks for this! I really enjoy this video! Keep up the amazing work!

Vor 5 Monate
Ally _
Ally _

I just realized I can't draw a tree

Vor 5 Monate
Riotous Rebel
Riotous Rebel

This is very long winded. I've looked at & studied a lot of Simon Stalenhag's work cause environments are my jam, & this video is a ton of help figuring out how to fit a character into them. also the "free form" mentioned at around 9:15 is the way I finally (kinda sorta) figured out how to plan clouds & earth with them meeting in the middle learned from taking a ton of pictures & noticing patterns. Now I'm just saving up for a Drawing tablet.

Vor 5 Monate
Alexa
Alexa

want to know what the focus point for the don't side is for me? the ONE bit of...y'know.... GREEN SKY

Vor 5 Monate
Denaris Storm
Denaris Storm

Your drawings are so aesthetically pleasing!! I love them! Especially the second one, I love the colors of the sky

Vor 5 Monate
Astin Bryson
Astin Bryson

Oh my god! THANK YOU LAVENDERTOWNE!!! I always hated trying to figure out backgrounds! Your videos are so helpful!

Vor 5 Monate
Winged Bean
Winged Bean

Omg this helped me so much

Vor 5 Monate
Flying Seal
Flying Seal

when I first came across you I searched up lavender town and I thought you were a pokemon channel XD

Vor 5 Monate
Julia Game
Julia Game

my inner eye. i shall practice my divination then. lovely tutorial as always! love it

Vor 5 Monate
Zac
Zac

Could you do a video on logo or symbol design? I’m sure that will be useful for many people including myself. Love your art!❤️

Vor 6 Monate
Galaxy Blue
Galaxy Blue

I cant even art

Vor 6 Monate
Violette Iolite
Violette Iolite

What about a video about simple backgrounds? When I'm drawing characters, I don't want to draw an entire background, but just a simple one. Even then I'm pretty bad at simple backgrounds :'D

Vor 6 Monate
STAR CHAN THE AMAZING
STAR CHAN THE AMAZING

LavenderTowne my HERO

Vor 6 Monate
eunjeong moe
eunjeong moe

How is it humanly possible for someone to be this good at art!?

Vor 6 Monate
Francie Scribbles
Francie Scribbles

Hailey, I really love your art and these videos, and Unfamiliar is simply AMAZING, but one thing that bothers me is in your DONT side of the art you dont only focus on drawing "Bad" hair or a stiff expression/pose but while you do that, you add in other things that make it even worse, like blocky clothing when you're focusing on on an expression, or as in this video, a stiff character , which it could really help if you still showed off a good pose or good clothing but just draw the one thing bad, so we can really see what we need to work on, I love your art, but its something that takes away from my overall learning. Just a small thing!

Vor 7 Monate
ginger magaway
ginger magaway

You:talented good at arts Me:suck at drawing i wish i ll be like u♥

Vor 7 Monate
FreyaArtz
FreyaArtz

Thank you soooo much for every video that you've made and will make. So far, I have honestly learned SOOOOO MUCH from your videos!

Vor 7 Monate
Tomoko Itho
Tomoko Itho

15K vs 70

Vor 7 Monate
Katrine Tiltina
Katrine Tiltina

What program do you use to draw?

Vor 7 Monate
Jocelyn Nelson
Jocelyn Nelson

This is a fantastic video, it helped me a lot ♡ thanks for all the great advice :3

Vor 7 Monate
Carrie Kalumbula
Carrie Kalumbula

Use your inner eye to see into the future⚡️🔮

Vor 7 Monate
Hannah Baldoria
Hannah Baldoria

This video just made me realize what i've been doing wrong XD

Vor 7 Monate
¡YikesCali!
¡YikesCali!

I WAS LITERALLY GONNA LOOK THIS UP THE I SAW IT IN MY RECCOMENDED AAA

Vor 8 Monate
CandyRadio
CandyRadio

A pRINCESS? IN MY S W A M P

Vor 8 Monate
MoonlightPotato
MoonlightPotato

I always draw them behind a plant and a clock

Vor 8 Monate
sketch 24
sketch 24

Thanks I'm horrible at background.

Vor 8 Monate
Pixel Pudding
Pixel Pudding

The fact that I’ve been learning more from your channel than in school issssss..really really sad

Vor 8 Monate
Lazmur
Lazmur

I know you didn't mean it like that, but that's... kiiinda offensive? ._.

Vor 8 Monate
Sing To The Clouds
Sing To The Clouds

Gosh I love this series it’s helped to improve my art so much you’re a great teacher

Vor 8 Monate
Artificial Fantasy
Artificial Fantasy

But what if your character IS supposed to be the focus of the drawing?

Vor 8 Monate
VolleyballCat
VolleyballCat

I don’t really do backgrounds, I just put some shapes and lines in the background of my drawing. It doesn’t look boring, so... I guess I’ll stick with that ^^

Vor 8 Monate
Kurroro
Kurroro

It must be hard for you to make a "Bad" side when your art is so beautiful

Vor 8 Monate
Anti- Hero
Anti- Hero

What if you invited other artists that were looking for improvements and you fixed their art for your do this not that videos?

Vor 8 Monate
Meowsie Lee
Meowsie Lee

I feel like I’m the only one here who actually likes drawing backgrounds 😂😂

Vor 8 Monate
Claire Sullivan
Claire Sullivan

i think i just realized how different making painted backgrounds are from making lined ones

Vor 8 Monate
Madison Van Nuys
Madison Van Nuys

I really don’t like how much you made the local colors overpower almost all of the lighting you lost all of the orange and pink in the sky so you have no idea where the orange and pink highlights everywhere else are coming from I love this tutorial but I just can’t get my mind off of that watching the rest of the video

Vor 8 Monate
Kaseydilla
Kaseydilla

Hey

Vor 8 Monate
Kaseydilla
Kaseydilla

Hi

Vor 8 Monate
ItzPinkCrystal_ kk
ItzPinkCrystal_ kk

What's wrong with being wrong and being right? and honestly if they are bad at it they are just begginers

Vor 8 Monate
Alyssa Lu's Life
Alyssa Lu's Life

The one on the left is how I used to draw like that, (because of this vid) I draw like the one on the right now. Thank you so much for this video, it helped so much.

Vor 9 Monate

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