In my spare time, I like to improve my painting skills and improve my lighting and perspective skills. When I paint I combine the knowledge that I have gained from compositing so that I can enhance the level of lighting in the scene with painting techniques. I also love to use texture when I paint, thats how I think the paintings come to life and feel real. With backgrounds I have learnt that more details is the key to a good background, so that the characters exist in the painting and they have their own world.