Have you checked out Kalkulation's art https://www.deviantart.com/kalkulation.
His/her backgrounds are rendered kind of loose but at the same time very impressionable colors and shapes.
Also this reminds of John Ruskin's opinion on art.
(Not a direct quote) - That artists tend to draw/paint better when portraying shapes from the environments which they were largely exposed to as a child.
Interestingly enough, whenever I depict a cityscape I tend to draw it as a shoreline. Growing up, I didn't spend much time in the city. However, I did spend a lot of summers on the lakes and beaches, where you can see downtown lakeside from a distance. Ironically, drawing buildings closeup is very intimidating for me and to this day I am still mesmerized when looking at skyscrapers.
I think some of this theory doesn't account for environment's at the time we learn to draw.