Well having had time away from the image due to other work, I decided that I prefered my original composition and lighting, so I’m concentrating on getting the characters working first.
I prefer them closer together as there feels more of a relationship between them.
I still hope to have a robot in frame and am extending the canvass to include the childrens legs, so I can have the robot (smaller in size) perched on a toadstall or similar.
As far as the composition, I’m in the midst of trying several options including a more portrait composition with tops of mountains visible above the trees at top of frame at present.
All feedback is appreciated…