Coldbath Street take 2

After my last attempt at this London scene from
treeshark

 I wanted to try again and take more care this time.   
First the drawing which turned out pretty well.

Next the start of the washes.  I put the sky in first and dried then I put in the background buildings.   The middle set of buildings came in next with some warmer colors and more crisp work for the far left building closest to us.    Finally the figures in the darkest tones.

I was reasonably happy at this point.


I continued on but things didn’t go so well.   Here’s the current state.

The middle building ended up muddy again and the darks look out of place.   It’s not strictly finished but I don’t think I can do much to improve it now.   This is hard!!!