Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 29

I'm gonna be honest: I really don't like today's drawing. When I started this project, I took a lot time to think it through and predict any problems that might arise. One of those instances happened during the making of this drawing: I simply ran out of time. I had big plans for a different artwork (one that I've been pining to do for the past three days and still WILL do), but the only explanation for what happened is that LIFE happened. There was dinner to be made, kids to be picked up from basketball practice, and so on and so on.

I originally told myself that throughout this project, there might be some drawings are completed in only five minutes due to time constraints (and yes, this one DID take longer than that), but I may not always be pleased with the results. One thing that I remember from my college days was when a professor told our class that as artists, 90% of what we make will be crap! And while I tend to believe that her number was extremely high, she made a good point that should always be remembered: as much as we may try otherwise, each artwork will not always be better than the previous one. This is a fact that artists must live with all the time. That doesn't mean we have to like it, though...

#29 November 18, 2010,  Colored pencil on black paper

1 comment:

  1. Still better than those without much artistic ability. I don't think it looks much like you, but still you got something to post and that in itself is an accomplishment.