Here's a quick environment painting study I did using a pic as a guide, trying to study those anime background techniques. I haven't done environments in a long time so feeling pretty rusty. I have to keep reminding myself to stay zoomed out focusing on the bigger shapes and how light is interacting with them.
Here's the b&w guide I used, made with "LT conversion of layer" feature on CSP
and here's the original reference . . . I googled "cottage" cause I wanted to do a cottage lol