Well, I did it, I managed to complete 100 digital images in a row at one per day. It feels good to be done. Not every image was a success but at the very least each image created a path to the next one.
Last week in my pervious post I mentioned that due to traveling I might miss image 100, I did not.
If interested have look at a previous post explaining my 100 in 100 digital project.
Image 100 of 100
Image 100 was rushed but not rushed. I practiced working quicker on a couple images leading up to number 100. I’m reasonably happy with those results. I’m not sure if that success carried forward to number 100, but that’s okay. It was important for me that I complete 100 images in a row.
Some artists, or those that hand out advice on how to be an artist make a statement that goes something like this.
“Your last image is always the best you can do as it is a culmination of everything you have learned.”somebody probably said something like this
Ideologically I guess this is true, more or less. Apparently I am a poor judge of my own work and often question my current results.
Digital image creation potentially allows one to work on a single image forever. I felt 100 images in a row would keep me from getting bogged down with fiddly corrections and endless variations. A time limit was necessary, about 2 – 5 hours per image.
When reviewing a completed image I usually feel that at least one or two tweaks can be done to “fix it”. I tell myself “… I’ll just do this one tweak before I post it to Instagram …”, however, I rarely go back and fix my work. Perhaps if the images were for sale or commission I might.
I often consider some of my work quite precious, but as time passes that feeling wanes. There are of course some images that stand the test of “my time” and in my opinion continue to be quite good. Often I wonder how I ever managed to do some of them, especially if I’m feeling frustrated with my current artistic progress.
Anyway, perhaps you wish to see image 100 (or you already scrolled past all this meandering babble)? Before I do that I have one simple question to ask myself.
My goal is reached, what do I do now?
My opinion of number 100 is — meh, okay I guess, but not my best, although some parts I quite like.
Reaching “100 digital images” in a row is actually a portion of a larger project. Image one hundred is actually number 600 in a series of daily drawings/paintings. I’ll most likely blather on about that in my next post.
Thanks to those that have been reading and following me on this project. I’m forcing myself to take a break — no drawing, no doodling, no painting. I’m looking to catch up on those nagging domestic duties such as lawn care, indoor tidying and garden harvesting.
I need an artistic recharge. I’m trying for at least a week or two of no image creation.
Have a great week.