I live in a major tsunami zone and so I wanted to include something with giant waves up above the mountains. I have seen waves drawn like this before and I have always enjoyed them. After the mountains were added, I started drawing the fir trees (the ones that look like cartoon flames) and then added the leafy trees as a space filler, and lastly the flat land signifies that maybe the forest ends before the mountains. That's about it! When coming up with a title, I was picturing being up in the tops of the trees, maybe in a tree house, and so you have "Tree Fort With A View"