Hi there, this is my first post in this forum and also my very first completed digital painting ever! I mostly like this piece and I'm afraid to do much more fiddling around. The lighting and perspective are both off, and the golem's right eye/cheekbone is odd too, but overall I think it's good.

I have two questions:

1) HOW can I get a smoother blend in the sky? I'm primarily using the oil brush and I find the palette brush too finicky, so I've just been using a minimally loaded brush with maximum thinners.

2) I accidentally did the sky layer with too loaded oil paint and it left texture lines. Can I get rid of them somehow or is it too late?

Thanks in advance, knowledgeable artists!

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