After reading my OGR I think I need to rethink how I am approaching this project with terms of style and environment design. Therefore I am looking at different ways to paint landscapes within animation as it defers from film and games tremendously. Here is a selection of concept art that I found inspiring. The use of colour within these work is amazing.
I would post them all but I don't want to flood you with them, here is the link if anyone is interested in seeing more :) : http://livlily.blogspot.hu/2012/12/rise-of-guardians-2012-color-keys-color.html