@TheArtBard Hi Shani, thank you so much for taking the time to send such a detailed response. I really appreciate it.
You're right about the differences in Theo's clothing. It was something I was aware of whilst painting as I was trying out different things. However I would like it all to match up to keep consistency so will edit those.
Thank you in regards to the bush and tree textures. For the bushes I used a rough wash brush which gave the exact desired effect. And then a textured blending brush to even out.
I use a mixture of different types of paints. Mainly oil for the most part other than the foliage. The tulip fields and blades of grass are using a line effect pen which give it a sharper edge. Do you think these need to be built upon /do they look flat?
I should also add that I'm self taught and constantly trying to figure it all out. So this feedback is super helpful. Other artists I follow are Jim Kay, Will Terry & Aaron Blaise. I'm a big fan of fantasy genre so their work really captures my attention. I love the textures they create. That's still something I'm trying to learn, figuring out which tools work best. I really like the effect of crosshatching so I think I will definitely try and keep that consistent throughout because I didn't use it with Theo & Charkie.
I will go back to the drawing board and spend some time working on these contrasts and details.
I'll repost updates when ready! Many thanks Shani!