no offense, but even if su’s art has been compromised due to its budget, that doesn’t excuse the quality of the actual lineart itself. even if we have a lack of shading, less intricate backgrounds, and lower quality animation than in previous seasons, we’re still perfectly capable of having a visibly fat greg, steven, amethyst, and rose, a lapis without a pompadour, and a peridot that actually has a goddamn torso. how exactly does a “tight budget” automatically equate to a funko-pop-esque garnet?
a “tight budget” can only explain so much until it’s replaced by sheer laziness/a lack of desire to give the animators decent models in the storyboards to work off of in producing the final product.
Drawing the paladin suits is a total pain also like what even is anatomy and proportion. I really just like these two carrying each other though because Keith is smol and carryable but he’s also strong enough for it to be the other way around.