bluishdot
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I'm here to learn while working on my small animated series called "Useless Superpowers."
bluishdot
Hey everyone! This is supposed to be a cartoon drawing of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin morphing into a sort of tiger/jaguar. And of course, we have the show producer in the middle to tell the story. :D  I still have a lot to learn but I made a commitment to submit something for this challenge, no matter what. Hope you enjoy it!
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Steve Lenze
Hey Bluishdot, The problem with your scene is that it is very flat. You also need to add correct perspective to your scene. One way to make this scene more interesting is to use two point perspective. It will give the scene more dimension. I did a quick drawing to show you what I mean, I hope it helps :)
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bluishdot
Hello Steve, The sketch is extremely useful! It makes everything so much clearer. Thank you for the feedback! I highly appreciate it! 
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bluishdot
Hey everyone! I'm working on a scene for a short animation and I was hoping to get some feedback regarding its composition. The sketch of the scene is supposed to represent a table full of food, a grandma looking down at the grandson, and the grandson blindfolded sitting down at the table. The whole scene is going to be a quick joke about how usually grandmas expect their grandchildren to eat a huge amount of food when they visit. :D My only concern is the fact that the wall is not parallel to the edge of the table, which I found to be very uncommon in dining room references. This might make the scene look odd to the viewer. However, it could be that I'm totally overthinking this... Also, the items on the wall are not completely random since they contain a small easter egg for a future episode, so they do have some importance. This is one of the reasons why I wanted the items on the wall to be easy to understand and not distorted. I would highly appreciate your thoughts on this. Is the setting easy enough to understand and pleasant to look at? Or does the orientation of the wall throw everything completely off? Thank you!
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eahousto
Hi. I'm still learning perspective myself. I agree less detail in the distance and more detail in the foreground will help. I also think that flattening the mountains in the distance could serve to "push" them back further. By drawing a curved surface around the base of mountains to the right you've place them at a discernible distance from the viewer. Having them on the horizon (or even past it) would mean they are far enough away that they are becoming difficult for the human eye to judge exactly how far they may be.
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bluishdot
Thanks! Very insightful, I'll keep it in mind. :D
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Aline Fouard
Hi there :) I think you've correctly identified one of the tools you can use to make us feel how far the mountains are: atmospheric perspective, aka why you colored your mountains with low contrast: Indeed, with distance, things get blurry and bluish and less contrast is apparent. However the fact that you kept the line work around the mountains sort of cancels that effect. Maybe it would be worth removing all your black contour lines, and not to add any texture to the mountains (keep em somewhat blurry). You can also add contrast in the foreground, for example by making the closest part of the valley darker, and gradually losing contrast in the distance. Good luck!
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bluishdot
Thanks for the feedback! You are right! I can see now how by adding the outline and texture of the mountains, I ended up doing more harm than good. I will definitely put your suggestions to use. Thanks a lot! :D
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bluishdot
Hey everyone! Complete newbie here.  I've been working on a background for a small amination series I'm making and I came across a problem. The drawing is supposed to be a snowy mountain peak with some tracks in the foreground and behind it should be a deep valley followed by some faraway mountains. I've added the reference image for clarification.  My problem is that the valley and mountains in the background don't really come across as intended - really far away.  The background is not 100% finished. I still have to add some clouds and a flag on top of the snowy mountain in the foreground, but I don't think that will improve anything.  Any suggestions on how I might be able to emphasize the idea of "deep valley" and "faraway mountains" while keeping the cartoony/simplistic style?  Thank you!
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