The title is no more than a quick commentary on the world in general. So there you go, I have an opinion, enough of that, on with the post.
Ok, there we go — space filled. Now I can discuss my latest glorified doodle and my process of digital colourization.
The Mental Process?
During the past few posts I have discussed my technical processes. For this post I will attempt to discuss my “mental” processes.
Note: last post I said I was going to colour the image you see below, I imported the image meant for next week instead.
Inner Brain Doodle Five
Step 1. Do the drawing — after many decades practicing drawing I feel I have that part covered (mostly), thus no mental issues at this point.
Step 2. I stare at the freshly imported image as it sits blandly in the image manipulation program. At this point I ask myself — now what?
Step 3. I look out the window, twiddle my thumbs, stare at the wall, and seriously consider quitting. Arg, what to do? Oh yeah, right, I have a process let’s start there.
Step 4. Hmm, I need a background image, which one? Okay this one will do.
Step 5. Background image added and manipulated and I have managed to avoid working on the actual image.
Step 6. Okay here we go, start adding colour to the imported drawing.
Step 7. Immediately enter internal panic mode realizing I have no idea what I am doing. Begin self-loathing of ones artistic and technical abilities.
Step 8. Give myself a mental slap in the face and soldier on. Remind myself that a computer does not magically create a beautifully finished image with a few button clicks. Yes, my dear self — you still have to do all the thinking and work.
Step 9. Work on the image for many hours. Supper is ready, the image is done, or I can continue later, or forever, my choice.
Step 10. Sometime after supper I spend minutes, hours, or days staring at the final image wondering if I can do more (I can always do more, especially in the digital world).
Done … next!
Talk at you next week. Have a great day.
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