While drawing the sunset over Griffith Park I was working fast, trying to capture the scene. I was eager to start on the details and cover the page with color until I stopped to step back. I asked myself one question. Did the picture work at its most basic level.
I tried to find a flow to the image and an appeal to it as a thumbnail. I made sure it worked before I was happy to move on. The picture had appeal at its most simple form.
It doesn't always work as easily as it did this day but it's a good tip to always step back at the very beginning and see if your work can grab your attention in its infancy. If so, it makes the whole process easier and produces a better scene. Try it for your next piece and see what you can produce. Good luck!