Patrick Connors asked:
Welcome to Perspective and Landscape Drawing; and congratulations on your
first drawing post. It was good to provide a digital image of the scene you sketched. Could you also tell everyone a little bit more: size and type of paper, pencils used [hardness & brand]? The strongest ideas of the space is give in the foreground and middle ground. The post in the foreground are scaled and placed to give the viewer an idea of not only the recession but the decline of the ground plane. This is confirmed by the tonal quality which get less dark as it
moves away from the eye. The footprints in the sand are good and help lead the eye into the middle ground. The ocean or sea is less successful. Part of this is due to the reflective property of water, it makes the reading and depiction of that plane difficult. One thing that is of use is to make the horizon of the water
level, do not have it tilt one way or the other. Perceptually this is what we do as
humans, we are constantly looking for orientation of space primarily by a level
horizontal. Also, the tonal aspect of the ocean's plane is not as carefully considered as the rest of the drawing. This creates a confusion about the space.
If you like drawing down by the beach, try another view looking out on the ocean. In this drawing use the drawing tools and see if that does not help.