While not having studied landscape or environment/set design, I enjoy sketching and studying varying surroundings, especially to explore the different effects of light.
Most of the sketches below were done from studying photographs.
Sunlight creates wonderfully vibrant and atmospheric scenes, especially when partially obscured.
The house in the above sketch was inspired by my desk lamp.
King Miraz' Castle in the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
A study of a Kaurismaki film set.