May 14, 2006

sometimes quitting is ok.....

So I had this idea in my head a while back.... it was a good idea, I think. The birds on a Gun image is what got me excited in the first place. I saw the whole thing being bleak and tonal; whites on a light ground. I went ahead and made it, and when the smoke cleared, it looked a lot like I had imagined.

And I didn't like it very much....

It's hard to say why. Maybe it looked too much like I thought it would from the beginning, and there wasn't the surprise of the final product. Or maybe the drawings themselves were acceptable, but no more, and I should have redrawn a time or two. Or maybe it was a bad idea to begin with...

I knew I wasn't satisfied, and I came back to it and messed around every once in a while. But nothing was any better than what I made in the first place....

So I am just going to throw it out there. This is a process blog, not a success blog, and the whole thing's not bad bad, it's just not to the level I would like it to be. But it's not worth trying to go back and fix anymore. I could have done two new pieces in the time I spend tinkering around with little details.



What's interesting is I didn't just let it go. I know from previous experience that when something doesn't turn out how I want it the first attempt, it is usually better to just move on and let it go. Nit-picking and fussing makes things worse.

Lesson learned.

Until I forget again.....

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