I was just thinking about that latest care bear pic I did and every time I look at it I see so many flaws. Out of proportion bodies, boring color choices, ideas for more detail that weren't achieved in the final thing. Then I started to think like...this whole idea of what constitutes something "finished" and what a piece of art is might be what's really flawed here (at least in my mind lol). So this 'finished' thing basically means that you won't work on the whatever it is anyone, that all effort to work on it has ceased, and that whatever is there is what it is..the final form. But I could disrupt that easily by going back over the image a little each day or each month etc. All of a sudden it becomes 'organic' again and develops.
With the idea of each piece of art being separate, why is that so? I thought about taking a few of my old art pieces and inserting my character into them. He would be sitting somewhere, observing it and critiquing it, or maybe have a giant brush in hand, re-painting parts. Heh, it would also be funny to have characters from one image walk over into another unrelated one. Or break the 4th wall and have a picture inside of a picture inside of a picture. LOL...I could have my character pawing off on some of his own art.
So, yeah...I realize that the best cure for being grumpy over half-tailed art is to put more effort into it and don't let that fat lady sing :P Also, even if you don't touch that particular piece again, let the disatisfaction fuel all future attempts to be better next time. Heck, I would say that disatisfaction fuels a lot of why I keep making art lol. From what's around not meeting my needs to what I've done not being enough in some way. Gotta keep on keep'n on! RAWR!
6 years, 10 months ago
07 Apr 2012 07:18 CEST