After I’ve spent some time working on a commission, my brain calls for a time-out. I get distracted, and I can’t paint or draw anything well. I try to hard to be perfect, and it messes everything up.
I’m working on a commission I’m really excited about, but it’s also challenging. I love that kind of work, so NO complaints here, until everything starts to go downhill.
So when that happens (today), I find it’s best to just sketch. Not worry about how NICE it looks, in fact, the messier, the better. I want it a wriggly- line mess of things until I feel like all that stuffy perfectionism is out of my way and I can begin again.
I started with a self-portrait of how I felt… Then I noticed there was a LOT of space. Perfect for a little worried muse….But what? A little flying bug? A flying teddy bear! an elephant! Wait….is that….well that works too!!
And now I’m ready to get back to my commission-relaxed and warmed up. I like this piggy so I am probably going to come back to him, but now you know my process for when I get stuck on a piece 🙂 Have a great day!