Here is something a little different. I tend to stear clear of bgs, maybe something to do with a fear of perspective that grew on me over my years in college. This was a bg I did for an idea I was working on. Clearly you can see it is quite rough. But then my boss wanted to use it for something so he called in the heavies to fix it up a bit/lot.
and here are the results. Fran got to "Fransify" it and it turned out brilliant. This is what I am going to strive to do in future with my artwork. Take it to the next level and make it look like this. The composition works much better, shapes are more exciting, there is much more depth to it and the textures look great.