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    Scale and perspective issue?

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    Hi all, I'll really appreciate it if someone can point out the mistakes in this piece before I continue any further. Thanks in advance! This is a scene from a Nick Drake song.


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    Ok I admit it! you got me!

    what kind of a look are you going for here because the sharp angle of the clouds is screaming Art-Deco poster at me, I'll show you what I mean
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    Give me details on the lyrics so that I can get my head around where you want to be.
    I can't point out mistakes if I don't know what narrative you are trying to tell or what you are going for.

    if it is an ordinary every day landscape paint then that is another story entirely!

    Give me more info so that I can help!
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    So.. ah.. ahem.. I guess I'll be the one to ask.

    Why is she straddling the post and the hand between her legs? What sort of poster is this?!

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    ha ha ha ha (damn nearly spit my coffee!) lets not go there yet mate!! lets solve the simple stuff first ........... this could get complicate really really quickly!! lol
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    Making it awkward one post at a time.
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    HAHA. Thank god you pointed out the pose issue to me. I internally cringed when I looked at it again, can't believe I didn't noticed it. I was just trying to get the technical part of the painting right, so I was going for the ordinary landscape look with just a bit of cartoony vibe, but as you can see, my perspective and scale are pretty messed up. Thanks for the comments and tips! I appreciate it! Here is the current look, it's all wonky though:

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    It's cool that you're thinking about the reflected light. It can bring a lot of realism to a pic, but I think you can tune it down a few notches. It's supposed to be really weak, so I don't think it would be hitting the people's hair like that. Maybe the shoes and that bottom part of that guy's butt. Idk. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    It might help you sell the idea of distance if the clouds were casting shadows on the mountain out there. Best I can figure, the sun is very high overhead so the shadows would probably be of small-seeming distant clouds.

    It looks like you are pretty locked in to one point perspective. Is there some reason the clouds are only a band across a little more than half of the sky? Is a weather front coming through?

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