Backgrounds - what's your process?
Hello fellow cookie munchers,
I'm a character artist at heart, and I have almost no interest in making backgrounds... but I find it is an essential skill to give your characters a world. For instance, you can either put them in a white void, or in a room that is designed to reflect their personality. Are they messy? Then the room is messy too. It really shows who they are as a person.
So I wanted to know, what do most of you guys do for backgrounds? Do you just bite the bullet and make your own assets?
Do you use the Blender market background assets? That seems like it could get expensive pretty fast. Also, the assets are quite beautiful but usually rather generic to be able to be used in any project. I'm not sure how one would really convey their character's personality with stock assets and furniture.
If you are an indie artist, there is limited time to spend on backgrounds. How do you go about making/purchasing them?