I pass this “factory site” often and stopped to sketch it one day. I thought the structure itself was interesting, but I also liked how the chain link fence and the gate added to the industrial look of it….

So I did this sketch. But the whole fence bit just overwhelmed the composition.

I went back again and did the composition below, and while the factory structure is clearer, I lost something from not having the fence and gate, I think… But how do I work in intricate structures like that without them overwhelming the composition? Any tips?

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