"...I still don't know how to use most of the basic tools, yet!" Judging by these images I'd of thought you were seasoned professional! Both are (and the one in the previous post) are looking fantastic, even in this early stage. Looking forward to seeing further progress.
I think you did great! Both pictures look amazing! I like the lightning and colours a lot : )
I'm with Tom on this one, Lucy - I'm relishing the use of surface pattern and your instinctive understanding of light, aerial perspective and occlusion in terms of representing spaces. You've got this lovely 'hazy' feel going on. very nice - I look forward to what happens when you've got those 'basic tools' under your belt!