nice! careful with the bubblegum pop colours - it works but it can get super distracting:http://lh6.ggpht.com/_kyuBN4GsaYo/TTfEi4aP5BI/AAAAAAAAJGs/sERz2wPxoc0/s1600/yochi.jpg
Woah thanks Blake! I really appreciate you taking the time to critique. I'm painting a layout right now and taking your advice.
I'm a big fan of flats. I'm learning to paint BGs on the job right now ;p Here's a couple tips:-you used the brightest colour on the ride side, should probably be in middle because it draws the viewer's eye to the side-the front buildings could really benefit from having a plain white on the windows, it would really pop- you did the right thing by putting less saturated colours on the buildings in the back and dark colour on the foreground sidewalk :)