Which texturepacks (or
resourcepacks as they’re now called) are you using? Plain default or something special?
I’ve recently switched back to Sphax because I like the comic style and its coherent look.
I especially like that they have high resolution textures and also two custom resourcepacks you can add to enable 3D effects for certain items.
Here are some screenshots of the texturepack and its 3D effects. It’s difficult to show in a 2D image so I advise you try it out.