Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).
This may seem obvious, but a big part of the layout’s function is to create a “stage” for the action that’s going to happen within the scene. The characters should be able to act and move through the scene without foreground elements covering up their actions or background elements cluttering up the scene and distracting from the characters. In general, you don’t want too much detail or clutter behind where the characters are going to be performing. via Seven Camels