Good morning, Bi Tronic Colarice, and welcome aboard, I'm Polyvios and how do you do this noontime? Say, in order to best possibly explain this issue with gesture drawing with an emphasis on scenes and environments, you'd go for the gesture drawing exercise for your environments, just like you would with figures and such. Here are some visual examples.
This images are directly lifted from John K. Stuff blogger, and this images give a very great idea visually on what I'm trying to mean about gesture drawing for compositions (environments). What I mean is that if you could see these images by blurring out the most complicated forms and details, and the most simplistic gestures, you'd be able to feel your way through flow and action lines in the backgrounds, and on the characters as combined in these scenes, and so on. If you'd really like to do this suggestion, then I'd love to see your 30 second exercises of these images suggested to you, then photograph digitally these and post them against your studies, as you can see the hint of this statement.
Thanks and have a great rest of the week.