Related to weight, is balance. The left-right composition of a work should usually have similar weight. If you ignore this, then the composition might feel somehow uncomfortable. Bear in mind that there are several ways to create weight, and the two sides of the drawing don't need to use the same technique for good balance. You could use contrast on one side, and focus on the other. It should be an intuitive thing: try it, see if it has a good feeling, adjust, experiment, and finally settle on something. As with any rule in art, bend it and break it if it makes a statement that you need to convey. You might deliberately cause imbalance for a dramatic effect, to control the composition or for some other reason.
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spOOk's art is owned by Jeremy. He has practiced drawing and painting for about 40 years, and might get good at it one day. spOOk's art is focused on graphite portraits.