In the video above is a clip from my latest episode of Painting With Magic. In the clip above I show how to create some simple background mountains (Appalachian mountains) This is a great way to add depth to any painting. Maybe your painting a barn or cabin painting. This would be a great add on to your background to give more depth and make it look more like its in the woods of the country side in Kentucky. Or maybe some large hills. This simple technique will give you more tricks up your sleeve when your creating your next masterpiece. So you can use a few tools.
Above are a few photos of the brushes I usually use when I'm creating background mountains. I also included the links so you can pick up the right brush for you! Loading the brushes are about the same way. You want to load them to a crunched brush if you want more texture, or a chiseled edge when you want more sharp angles. So if you want background mountains like in the clip above you want to tape the brush in the paint to give it texture ( crunched brush ) or to get sharp edges load it on both sides and pull through the paint to give it a chiseled edge and then pull it down to paint the trees.
I hope this little blog helped you create some easy background effects! Until the next time! god bless!