Usually the advice one hears when learning something new is to “start small”. When it comes to light painting I did just the opposite. I learned to light paint landscapes first and then learned to light paint small scenes. I’m sure the typical advice to start small is good advice, but in my case I don’t think it made a difference. Light painting is a trial and error process for the most part and it just depends on your ability to visualize a scene and adapt your technique to get the direction of light and exposure you desire.