Classic internet. It hates proper grammar! I knew it!
Thanks for your thoughtful comment. Personally I think composition is a very important thing, and having experimented over time, the more complex details I add for no reason other than "to make it look epic" the worse the final image looks. (How other people do full complex images and not have it look a mess of details I have no clue) I actually have a system of "what's the least amount of detail I can add and still make a strong image?" Not to be lazy and get away without working hard, or to say I don't still add a lot of detail, but it's fun to add detail in a considered, compositional way instead of a "because... detail looks impressive... doesn't it?" way. I'm still struggling to find the point of balance but if I had the perfect formula I wouldn't need to keep making art to discover new things XD
That.. and I do have a lot of fun with light and colour and mood. It ties into composition for me, how you can draw the eye to look at certain things is just illusionary magic and I love playing with it. As you've noticed.