Giraffe in the Window

Here’s my finished homework assignment (which was: draw a window, showing both the interior and exterior view).

I’m drawing on 9″ x 12″ paper and didn’t want to stuff a large scene into that small space, so I opted for this cropped view…just a portion of my window, and the neighbor’s house beyond.

I like parts of this drawing, but overall I don’t think it works. Maybe the biggest problem is the lack of depth of field between my window and the neighbor’s house? I’m not sure how to show that distance.

It’ll be good to get the instructor’s feedback next Saturday, and to see how the other students tackled this challenge.