I've been working on lineart backgrounds for the second part of my game 'Just Another Point n Click Adventure'. I wouldn't call myself an artist, but doing backgrounds out of necessity has improved my skill somewhat and since I'm not likely to find an artist to work with me on backgrounds I thought I'd better polish up my art skills. I've done 11 out of 20 backgrounds so far, and am having trouble with a few, maybe I someone could help me with a few pointers.
Okay firstly i've got a reception area for a TV studio
The important parts of the room are the monitor on the reception desk, the doors on the north and east walls, and the panel next to the door on the east wall. The door on the east wall will be openable, which is why I haven't drawn a door in there. You can also exit to the west. I would like to know if the perspective looks correct, and also a good source of light, i've put some lights in the roof (4 circles), will this be sufficient? Does it look crappy? The squares on the walls will hold abstract paintings and news of upcoming TV shows. I also plan to put some magazines on the round glass table and some on the table in the foreground.
Next I have the waiting area behind the door on the north wall of the reception area
Again, does the perspective look alright? The important areas here are the window on the west wall(openable), the panel below the window and the speaker on the north wall. Again I have put a light source similar to the one in reception in the centre of the ceiling. I'm worried about the door on the east wall not looking right. I planned to put a small crowd of people blocking the door so that will obscure a section to the north-east. The two squares on the north wall are for pictures or posters.
And finally I have a back alley, behind the studio.
I've coloured the bin and put grey on the walls and floor to figure out the lighting and shadowing (it's night). I wanted to put a chain link fence where the uncoloured wall is, blocking the door to the north-east but I haven't been able to make a good go at it, it always looks like a lined mess. Any suggestions as to how I could pull this off?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated =0)