#18 Sketching something and thinking afterwards: wow that really does look good!
It is actually a rare occasion when I look at something I’ve sketched and think that it’s right or looks good. The reason is that I am super critical of anything I do. So no matter how good something usually is, how good it looks, I normally find fault with it.
But there are those occasions where I do create something and then find I am pleasantly surprised by the results. If I sketch or paint or create, whatever it is, I have to scrutinise it – go over each and every detail to ensure that there is nothing that needs to be changed. In this regard, I can say that my sketch of the painting is one of them (ref my favourite sketches) and the one of my husband sleeping (ref artwork) is another.
I am currently busy with the front cover for my new book (that I am far from finished with ref: my pen is lethargic). I sketched it and then part painted it. You see, I have an exact image in my head of what it is supposed to look like.
This is what it currently looks like (of course without the do not use block – that’s just so no one uses it!) but I am going to do the rest of the hand outline in black (the finger nails and palm lines) and there is a semi-transparent yellowish liquid that will be running through the fingers. Initially I was satisfied with the sketch and I still am. However, I have decided I do not like the pencil and am going to opt for charcoal in place of it. So I am now fairly satisfied with it even though it’s far from finished. But I do think it is really good and hopefully will be great when it’s done!
If you enjoy art as a hobby or professionally, I am sure you will have at least one sketch or drawing or whatever it is you do where you think
once it is complete. It’s a great feeling to look upon something like that and know that you are the one who has done that!
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