before I even read that it was Dylan Cole's influence I thought to myself it reminds me of his dvd. That palm blends in with that background rock, try darkening that palm a little more to separate it. I would add a little bit of waves around sand as well as some shadow to show that it's really in water. Push those mountains in the back even further, right now they read as if they are on the same plain as mind ground rock with arch. Nice stuff by the way.
hhaha your too nice nice, yes hes awesome, but i hate this piece now its soo old. good news is i gave a lot of thought to our cityscape this week. i downloaded numerous references etc, and began a few very rough sketches. I have more to do before i send them over to you though!