Layout is important in animation, not just to give the characters a stage to act on, but also to set a mood. The feeling of the environment can have a profound effect on the mood of a scene. The look of the layouts and backgrounds is an important element and must match the look of the piece.
For these first layouts, the assignment was to create a composition with two characters, a briefcase, an animal, and a vehicle.
The final assignment to focus on perspective was to use measured perspective. This means using perspective grids, and evenly spaced elements. For this I went for a classical look. I created a lot of contrast by using black against while to highlight the geometry. To keep this contrast through out, I used only black, white, and 50% grey.