Every aspect of animation is an art, painted backgrounds should never glanced over as just an element to throw into animation. Background matte painters are traditionally trained artists and thoroughly understand color, lighting, perspective and storyboarding. In order for backgrounds to work for each animated scene, storyboarded camera shots should be finalized and concept art provided to the background artist. It can take a full day to outline and paint one background, that time and budget can add up quickly if preproduction and management is not done well. A great background will help bring your animated characters to life, delving the viewer deeper into the story!
Background Matte Paintings