Friday, November 14, 2008

The latest Fanboys suffers from Cliff Syndrome, where the background doesn't extend far enough to convey a sense of depth, instead looking like it takes place on the edge of a cliff.

A great example of Cliff Syndrome can be found in the now-defunct webcomic "The Green Avenger":

If you took that same panel and viewed it from the direct side, it would look like this (w/ simulated camera):

So how do you fix it? Just add some deeper background elements so you don't see the sky touch the ground.


To this:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a minimalistic alternative, observe Homestar Runner. Any shot of The Field generally has a row of bushes between the ground and the sky. Sometimes, the simple tricks work wonders.

9:19 PM  

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