More works in progress. Doing backgrounds and characters separately, like animation. These are just backgrounds. I'm working with mixed media. Some manipulated photos, some hand drawn stuff. For anyone who thinks photo manipulation is "cheating", it's just as labor-intensive as drawing by hand. Most of the photos have to be tinkered with considerably to get the desired look and to fit with my compositional needs. I also warp them intentionally to create slightly off-kilter angles. Trying for film noir vibe. Too gray? Too bleak? Too depressing? too bad, I'm going with it. The magic continues.