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Apr 4 2018 Anchor

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but here it goes.

Does anyone have any tips or perhaps some visual tips on how can I make this following picture look more detailed, give it more of a 3d feel, give it more depth, but at the same time keeping it simple and keeping it 2d. Also I don't want it to look like the generic wooden background ones (talking about ball labyrinths).

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Apr 5 2018 Anchor

Maybe give it a theme?

You could, for instance, choose a "Space theme" and instead of a plain blue background, have the space with stars.
The White marble could be a planet (fictional or a real one), and the black ones could be black holes?

To expand further, everything could be animated as well, the space could have meteorites passing by, galaxies or even scroll as if you were in movement.
The planet could rotate, the black holes could distort the planet if it comes too close to them.

It would help if you gave a description about what you are attempting to do (I am not familiar with the genre of game you are trying to show).

Apr 5 2018 Anchor

Oh. It's a ball tilting game.

Apr 6 2018 Anchor

Have you tried adding texture to the wooden background? Wooden materials are famous for their unique wooden texture

Doing that might make the ball and the holes less seen than the background so you could make the ball brighter and add outline to the holes

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