At the close of this session, elements above and below the little wood seem better integrated, and I like the height and flow of the columns at left. I eliminated a stand-alone column I couldn’t make work in the last session, and deepened the darks in that area to feature a new outcropping topped with an evergreen.
Whether I can make a given element work is another indicator whose worth I weigh. I liked that stand-alone colum, but no shape I tried seemed satisfying. Each successive stage of a drawing is another draft, and I revise a lot. But sometimes, when nothing I try makes an element work, I need to discard it. Usually when I recognize that, reach for the Big Eraser, whatever I’ve given opportunity to happen instead comes much more easily, and complements its context better.
I haven’t kept track of time spent on this drawing, but the last two scans represent about twelve hours’ work.