I was reading through some old crits from another site when a noticed a couple of them said for my character descriptions it's better if they're brief and gradual rather than a block paragraph which I had. I wasn't exactly sure how that would be better. I always thought it's good to describe how the character looks and what they're wearing right away so that the reader can have a better image of them in their heads while they're reading. It feels weird to me when I'm reading that I'm introduced to a character at page five and it's only at page ten I get a description about how he looks. It's especially irksome when during that time I get a full blown description about a tree or the setting and not of the character around it. So I guess my question is how/why is describing a character right away considered "amateur" or info-dumping?