“It doesn’t matter how slow you go so long as you keep going.” ~ Chinese Proverb
I’m determined to finish this drawing but for the life of me it feels like my progress is moving at a snails pace. It’s challenging to fill in solid areas with a bunch of tiny dots but I am happy about what progress I have made and that I’m adamant about completing this. I tend to stick to doing drawings of a smaller size so finishing this is equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest for me, especially with the level of detail. I still have a number of feathers to finish and some work on defining the shadows and highlights more but I’ve got my fingers crossed for finishing this up in about a week or so. In the meantime have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. 😊
Sometimes you start a drawing and get back to it later and sometimes they just get shelved indefinitely. I try to make it a point to finish things that I start even if I’m not feeling how it’s turning out. That isn’t the case with this peacock piece. I actually like how this is turning out but I started it back in 2017 and ended up shelving it for some time now and the guilt is starting to get me. It feels like a child I’ve been failing to make time for. So before starting anything new I should probably take care of this unfinished business or it might start haunting me in my dreams…nothing is worse than having your work haunt you in your sleep. 😕
“Finishing a thing is way more important than having something perfect but not finished. Part of becoming an amazing artist is having the ability to finish something.” ~ Jake Parker
Last night I whipped up this little stippling of some sparrows. It really didn’t turn out how I had imagined it and I realized it wouldn’t halfway through. My first inclination was to abandon it and move on to something else or at least just start over but I thought about what Parker said “Finishing is way more important.” As someone who is a bit of a perfectionist, it pains me to create something that’s less than what I had hoped for, so continuing on was a bit frustrating. I’m not pleased with the outcome but at least I finished it.
Coming along…albeit slowly. I’ve been a bit busy with life or more correctly put, distracted with life and have only gotten a little inking done on this piece. Admittedly, I was a little frustrated with this drawing at first. You know how you have it in your mind how you want something to turn out yet as you go about trying to do so, it doesn’t seem to go the way you imagined? Yeah, that’s what was going on with this one for me. I found myself getting a bit impatient, which is ironic being as the drawing technique I employ requires a great deal of patience. But it isn’t necessarily the technique that I get impatient with, it’s myself I tend to get short with, especially when I’m trying to achieve something and it isn’t going the way I imagined. So I put this aside for a minute and started something new, which gave me the chance to calm down and gather myself. Now I’m back at it. I suspect that all of this is just a part of my process in creating art.