@Gedeon - Oh you are right! i knew somethin was off thanks :]
@indescribable -hey..thanks for pointing that out. ah right in the third envirnment the sky normally wont be blue.. will keep that in mind
@cypress- thanks mate :]
@kasey- i start out directly with colors. though i accept i find it really tough when coming up with a pallete :/ still trying to learn. and thanks :] i use a layer on top filled with black and blending mode set to saturation just to check if the values are comming out well.