I've been wanting to get better at environment design, so when I saw James Paick's online class offered by CGMW master classes, I signed up. Here's the first assignment. We were asked to do five rough thumbnails in black and white. Other than the first one, I feel like I made them all too illustrative rather than designs. Sigh. Not that that's always a bad thing, but in this case I want the environment to carry the emotion, not the character interaction in a environment--which is what usually interests me. I'm going to try and stretch myself.
I hope to see some improvement by the end.