Well l know this should be part 2 of my favorite colors! But l haven’t got around to taking a photo! So instead l am sharing a sneak peak at my latest piece. Still working on it as l type. Well, not literally! I haven’t learned to type and draw at the same time yet!
I wanted to tell you that l really don’t like it at this stage. Not that there is anything really wrong with it. It is just boring! Actually after taking this photo and seeing how boring it looked l nearly put it behind the cupboard of no return! I was soooo tempted to just stop and start a new piece.
You are wondering why l want to show you a boring picture that l don’t like? Well, l have a good reason.
The reason l am telling you is this, l often have stages in my drawings where l look at them and think they are not really working. It is really hard at this point to push yourself to work more on a piece.
Anyway l got as far as removing this piece from my easel and hovering near the cupboard of no return. Then l gave myself a good talking to. Reminded myself how long l had already spent on it, remembered how often a piece has stages l don’t like and told myself to give it one more day. (Plus l had already taken photos for a brand new eye tutorial - one photo left to go, but l will put the link at the bottom of this blog).
It still isn’t finished yet, but l did put in a good day on it and you know something magic happened for me in that day. I started to like it. It began to look more interesting. And although l still have a day to go to finish it l am really looking forward to getting in to my art room and working on it.
So l wanted to say don’t give up on pieces. Finish them. This has happened to me so many times and l only have one piece l pushed myself to finish that still really doesn’t work (and even that l know l will pull out again one day and do something with it). Sometimes with colored pencil the magic takes a long time to happen, but if you keep working and layering it does happen. Finish things. You never know you might get a happy surprise!
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