These are concepts for the online game Magic the gathering and I felt it would be useful to look at existing styles to try and incoporate different techniques in my own work. Alexander's sketches for example are minimalistic but there are enough detailed lines to show the viewer what sort of creature or world it is.
I like the dynamic colours to create a real sense of atmosphere and emotion within the image, they really create the epic varieties of scale and how powerful the lighting hits the space.
The above three images incoporate this idea of minimalistic but describes the environment well because of the organic twist and shapes. I also like how the sketches are divided up with spaces of strong tone constrasts where he has put a lot of shadow in one area but only puts little shadow in other spaces that may not need as much.