Blender 2D animation

Hi blender community! I started working to a project: a video about blender and all the function it have. It will be a 2D animation.
I’ve already started making the icons… what do you think about it?




First of all, the shadows are way too strong, which kinda removes the “flat” element from the 2d icons and draws attention from the focus of the pictures, the symbols themselves. The edges of the shadows in some of the icons aren’t parallel and appear to eventually diverge like in the folder icon, which suggests that the light was held up close. Also, the cube doesn’t look much like a cube because of that strange perspective angle it has going on there. Perhaps if you modeled everything in an orthographic style with a lot more subdued shadows, or completely absent shadows, then the icons will stand out more and also have a more 2d effect.