A background for a sidescroller shmup I'm planning to do.
7-8 layers of parallax, of which 4 (the water) has been animated for demonstration purposes. It's too fast and the layer speeds are disproportionate, but that's in order to get a full cycle of even the slowest layer without pushing the animation into multiple megabytes. It'll be fixed in code. :)
The background will end up being larger than this, the water/sky/background trees/grass layer are tiled and repeat throughout. The grass layer is decorated with assorted flora (edit: duh, not fauna) to make it less monotonous.
This wouldn't be half of what it is now if it weren't for encouragement and/or advice from (in no particular order :)) rustEdge, jalonso, snader, CaKsTeR, Ryath, Elk, Manupix, MyBuzz, ThereIsNoCure, Lollige, Kudohazama, TheRobinHood, shibumi and Kat1e. Many thanks!
WIP thread: http://www.pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=9670