This one is an old one.. I just got a little too busy this morning to do a new one, and while I was looking around for old files, I came upon this one and thought..ha.. I liked that one.. I didn't like it when I did it, but now, with the years in between, I like it.
I know it's pretty typical, but .. I am always surprised how this works.
For instance.. I don't "love" much of the stuff I've done this year, and I was feeling the same last year, and the year before, and the year before that... but that is just because I have an image in my head and when I fail to recreate the exact same thing on paper( or on the screen) I feel like I totally failed... and don't bother to see all the new things that have crept in and that are actually pretty good... and most of all, as artists, we have this awful tedency to think ONE detail that is a little off will ruing the ENTIRE image, even( especially) when this detail has nothing to do with the actual message of the image...for example.. I really wasn't happy with how the images on the dresser came out in this one at the time, and how the shoes ended up being drawn... but now, I wonder..how many people actually took notice of that? How many people cared?
I am just saying this because so often I see younger artists( or not that young) fuss over this or that detail, or how their bounce lights are not that great, or how their colors are sooooooo off... but if they just wouldn't say anything about it and let the audience just enjoy the image for the message it has, they might realize , in the bigger scheme of things..it doesn't matter .
That's just my opinion anyhow.
I am looking at this piece and thinking...ha.. pretty good, pretty good... I still am not totally ok with some of the details, but that's the same with everything in life.. nothing and nobody's perfect... and sometimes these little imperfections are part of the charm... no?