BetsyIllustration has a SUUUUUPER set of tutorials on drawing backgrounds (and a free downloadable eBook!) that are inspiring me to practice backgrounds more often.
She says it’s important to have an idea of what you want to draw going in (I think she calls it a tagline? Which means something different in writing, so I’m not going to use that term)–these BLASPHEMOUS (game)-inspired compositions are for the description “A monster smiles upon its cult of worshipers in a CAAAAAAVE!!” #allhailkingjulien