Guest Room VN Background by ange-la-ange
I haven't been here for forever ahh! Here's an updated process for one of my recent background styles. This is for Heart of Thorns, an otome VN currently in production by Ichigo no Kokoro productions.
Moving into FireAlpaca now. And now the perspective fun begins! I set down some vanishing points roughly based on my sketch, then draw out the box for the room. I use a character sprite to feel out the scale of the room. (Note relationship between the sprites and the horizon line.) It took me a while to figure out this clone sprite trick, but once it's set up, it's easy to drop into any other VN background with the same horizon line position.
Using the sprites as reference, I block out the furniture bounding boxes. I kinda use the ground grid as a starting point for figuring out all the furniture footprints. There's a shift in the composition from the corrected perspective. Also, I keep some extra margins around the final framing for better judging foreground objects. Hence the black border haha.
I bring the lineart layers back into Photoshop and start planning out the color scheme on one layer.
I separate out all the individual furniture/item layers and start to refine the lighting and shading.
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