BackgroundsAs promised! Not entirely a tutorial but I trust this to be useful. Here's a fair share of my mindset when drawing backgrounds.More Like This
If you're tempted to try backgrounds but avoid them in fear of failure, start by realizing that there's no failure in trying. Take it easy, go with something simple, loosen up those shoulders and draw! Remember you don't have to show it to anyone unless you want their feedback.
Keep in mind that nothing you draw is flat and mostly everything has more than one plane. A common mistake is to allow the lighting that comes from a certain point to affect everything 'that is next to it'. This isn’t always right. Whatever stands in the way of something will steal its chance to be lighted and will be, instead, shadowed. Play close attention to your surroundings IRL, play with a desk lamp or your phone's flashlight and put things around and look at how the shadows lay on top of other objects.