Alrighty! Finally got a chance to jump in this month. I’m still very new to matte painting and architecture is especially challenging for me, so this should be a fun experiment
I’m leaning towards #1 at the moment. I’ll probably have to change the skyline a bit to really layer in the buildings. I do like how #3 opens up the scene a bit more though, and adds some foreground elements on the bottom of the frame. So maybe a marriage of the two idea would be a nice compromise.
Thanks for checking in! Looking forward to seeing everyone else’s solutions!