2 hour painting practice! Among the things I tried:
* separating elements into foreground, midfield, and background layers, each with their own values.
* Dutch angle
* 'concentrated, focused' lighting instead of 'even distribution'.
Greatly inspired by Feng Zhu Design (I'm not a student of his though, tuition in his school is like sawing one's leg off - people who got in have to be very fortunate!).
Other than that, nothing much else to say - here with have a scene of a bunch of people living in ramshackle, bolted-together houses in an arid, barren world with a large, ancient alien ship in the distance (likely thousands of years old) - it could be that the people came from the ship and forgot about it or they really just found it that way from colonization attempts gone wrong. I'll leave to interpretation!