Painted backgrounds do not cover up terrible artwork, if anything, they make it more obvious.
There are so many problems in this image that I could write an entire essay on it, but to save both of our time, here are the main ones:
1) You colored outside the lines. I mean, seriously.
2) No variety in the buildings. Not each building has a window on the left and the right, I mean you need variety.
3) Bad color scheme.
4) It just plain looks wrong.
Painted backgrounds look nice if you are a skilled artist, but if you're just a kid who cannot draw, then they only make that more obvious. You'd best stick to Flash.
Thank you for the useful review.
This artist has not been scouted yet.
You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:
* Please consider sharing revenue!