This work is actually a total failure, although it may look like a fine piece for those who have no idea about my intention to draw this work.

The reference photo I used for this piece is this one:

I took this photo in Switzerland and if there is any meaning in drawing this scene, that is to express the sense of space and distance coupled with the chilled attitude of these two boys. Then you can perhaps understand why my pastel drawing is a total failure. The far side of the river looks much closer and the two boys do not look like kids at all. My pastel work based on this photo looks as though two guys were grumbling about their boss … 🙁

I am in two minds if I want to redo this work.
If I do, maybe I should be as loyal as possible to the reference photo, so that I can express what I want to convey by this work.