After watching the DVD on perspective I finally had a go at setting up my first scene:
I obviously have to do a lot more as these are fairly limited and the details are very few, I just needed to be able to visualise what I may be able to make my work look like.
The first thing that popped into my head when I read about the scene with the 'Silent Ones' was the scene in Lord of the Rings when the Argonath is revealed. I remember thinking how grand they looked and how awesome something that big must be to look at and I decided I definitely want to have something that dramatic in this piece. My statues aren't that big but I still want them to have the same impact that these have despite that.