With the “Wanted” event coming up I’m going to talk about something
that’s been bugging me about su that I don’t see many other people
talking about and the reason I am preemptively pissed off about the
whole thing: Backgrounds
When su started the backgrounds where
always really nicely done and a huge part of why i loved the show as it
really didn’t look like a ton of other shows out there. Even with other
shows that had more detailed backgrounds like gravity falls (especially
towards the end) I always felt that su’s had the most stylistic cohesion
which I admit is a personal bias but what the hell.
Backgrounds were creative, very nice looking and fit with the character designs very well and they still look really pretty.
I mean look at these! they’re so nice and sparkly and detailed! there was effort and style and substance and it looks great.
when homeworld had just been introduced i saw a lot of fan concepts
about what it would look like and i was super pumped to see it since it
would be an entirely new and creative environment that a talented group
of artists would be creating and visualizing. Now we’re actually going
(technically for the second time) and what do we get?
literally just colors in geometric shapes for character to float around in.
even in the more detailed shots they still don’t try that hard
they’re still messy and not quite as detailed.
has been suffering from backgroung-sucking-itis for a while now and in
my humble opinion watching this happen over the seasons it’s been a
downward slope of less effort being put in and a reliance on the soft
lined gradient style of the backgrounds.
not only have the
backgrounds become less detailed but now the characters don’t even blend
in with the backgrounds and just kind of.. float
sharp thick lines and bright colors of the characters and the soft
thin-lined pastel backgrounds don’t… really,, blend anymore and no one
has shadows and where both the characters and bg are steadily looking
worse its just.. sad at this point.
i started this post planning
to rant and honestly? im just sad and disappointed and the backgrounds
aren’t shiny and sparkly and nice anymore and all the characters look
really ugly and homeworld looks like some random abstract screensavers
and im.. tired.