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Set the Action! Creating Backgrounds for Compelling Storytelling in Animation, Comics, and Games by Elvin A. Hernandez

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Section 1Gaining Perspective

Just as Mr. Fahrenheit, the hero of our concurrent story, is about to enter into some strange mission, we are about to enter into one of our own: understanding and exploring perspective layouts. It’s not the most glamorous of jobs, but it is a necessary “evil,” and one that gets a bad rap. In all actuality, as part of a visual tradition, a universal language that predates the media arts and actually relates to our earliest forms of communication, environments are just as strong an element as any character or act displayed.

First, however, we’ve got to learn to walk, before we run (which is a stupid saying, because ...

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