The Composition 1.1. video is absolutely awesome, the best thing I have ever read/viewed/heard on composition.
So now I'm in the process of doing the assignment. It is quite difficult for me, as I am new to digital painting, but I'm trying to do my best.
This is a study of a work by Arkhip Kuindzhi. I chose it because I admire his works and his style greatly.
And my first painting in SAI ever
I spent about 2 hrs on this, but I think that is because I struggled with unfamiliar tools, brushes etc. a lot.
While doing the study I noticed how important the clouds and small stones in the lake are for this painting - I think they create variety, as until I added them the painting looked dull and not 'alive'. There is also great econome - actually only the moon and the lake are 'in focus', and everything else is not so clear/detailed.