A big thank you to GoredGuar and Stormwing93 for their critiques!
Here's the new version, along with a list of changes I made.
DA: http://oreramar.deviantart.com/art/WIP- ... -139559751
* Horse anatomy generally fixed: extended rump, shortened front leg, raised eye, and firmed up the muzzle. I did not shrink the horse's head, though. Does it look like I still need to?
* Smoothed out some of the shading on the statues. Considering adding more mossy bits and vines to really emphasize the fact that they are immobile, but didn't get around to it this time.
* Started basic shading on the environment and added leaves to the shorter, middle-ground trees.
Now, if you could help me out here.
The picture feels broken. You have the horse and girl on one side, and the two lanterns/statues on the other, and then a stand of trees in between, framed in three sections by bigger trees in the foreground. I've tried eliminating the middle section altogether, but I found that the image needs that length in it.
So, in short, I have a continuity problem. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do to fix this?
--Add pyrefly-like floating balls of light, moving around between the trees in a way that might draw the eye across this gap and back again.
--Add little white flowers to do the same.
Could I have opinions, please?