I really want to start making sequential art, I have both the writing and illustration skills, but I find drawing scenery and backgrounds to be difficult. Do you have any tips you could give to help me get my ideas of the ground?
Do you do your backgrounds and character art in the same frame at once or do you do them separately and layer them? I remember Piro of Megatokyo had to alternate between the two sometimes because of his architectural drawing experience.
I have backgrounds and foregrounds on different layers, regardless of them being character or scenery. This is because I usually add a little haze over backgrounds to make the foregrounds pop, and doing everything on the same layer would be a chore.