Man. 53 and a lawyer. That info kinda bypassed me until this last post. You sure lay it out in detail here. I am more brief in my ways but thank yew very much for the compliment.
I think it is best to find "commom ground" with ppl if the basics are met. That means give them enough reality in the pictures for them to key into them. You sometimes disgard perspective as well as light. Radiosity and bounce and stuff. One is easy to forget for ppl. Two makes it hard to get and after three important comfort keys are missing, most ppl won´t give a shit. If the tables in the room with the choking war lord are in perspective, it isn´t really that important that his face is off and the hand totally distorted. Get my drift?
Picasso and Dali were both superb craftsmen hence were able to bend the laws as superbly.
Your cards ferinstance:
Just alittle more prespective would help sell the style I think. Y, know you do cool and elaborous things and then this
Like no perspective studies done at all. That throws ppl off the most.
Here it´s not as important but the next big key, the light is evenly neglected.
There´s not much I´ve changed but it´s enough to "key" in to.
Does that help?