I had a plan, all I had to do was execute it. As usual being me I proceeded to undermine my plan. Naturally I blamed everything around me. The feline was too demanding, it’s cold outside, the digital software I’m working with sucks, I have a self-imposed time limit and the world in general is ruining my image. Oh, boo hoo!
A quick gander in the mirror and I saw someone pointing a finger in my direction. Yep, it was me, who else could it be? Egads man, after all these years and hundreds of drawings/paintings I still managed to let the inner-self-poopy persona take over.
Thus began an afternoon of asking myself why I had the audacity to think I had any business calling myself an artist, or even trying for that matter.
Of course every one of those excuses is incorrect (except for the cat — yes princess I’m talking about you), later after some herbal remedies I was able to reflect upon the situation.
The next day all was well in my universe and yes, the cat is still as demanding as ever — sigh. Okay enough with the pity-party, time to move on.
The image that nearly broke me
Although I detest the following image (the digitally coloured version) I decided to showcase it here in an attempt to flush it’s smell from my psyche.
A new day a new approach
The following day and after an evening of reflection I called upon my favourite artistic reboot technique — mindless doodling! Normally I reset my direction by doodling with pen and ink. However, this time I proceeded to calm my soul using an uncountable number of digital tools and effects, (and I needed a header image for this post).
The following image is the result of “messing about” for 2 hours, no thoughts, no direction, just something interesting to look at (or to quote my spouse … mumbo jumbo). Perhaps you can locate the ever-present tower?
Note: in order to minimize download times, sacrifices in quality are required
That’s all I have to say for today, back to the drawing board (ha) and let’s see how long I can go before another crash — kind of like the economy.
One more thing
Digital Art may have defeated me this week but not my “pile of sketches”. I managed to add more to the pile. Check out my post about “pile of sketches“.