How to deal with works taking longer than desirable?
I enjoy making a piece for about one to two hours.
When it takes me three or four hours I strive forward mechanically.
When I need to spend more than 4 hours I do not enjoy making the piece.
Lately the complexity of the things I am making is increasing.
The time I need to invest in each piece is more and more.
And this does not suit me because I stop enjoying making the drawing.
What do you do to make sure you finish work within time you are comfortable with?
How do you setup work such that concepts do not "inflate" in complexity?
What kind of work process can I use to still create finished pieces that I like within short time frame?
The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
For they, while they companions slept,
Were toiling upwards in the night"