Begin with a subject. You can work from life, or you can work from a photograph. The benefit of a photograph is that you can trace or grid out the print. The benefit of something from life? You have to make the time to be with it.
Work on a mid-tone sheet of paper in order for your highlights and darks to show up. Choose a single source or part of the photograph to add color. You can also work with colored shadowed and highlights if you like. Colored pastels work great with a sunset or sunrise lit scene.
These Icelandic turf houses embody Icelandic culture, and communicate aesthetic, style, and design. It's not everywhere you find houses with green roofs, but the Icelanders have been in with nature since before 800 A.D. These turf-houses represent the Icelanders' past, and connection to their land.