Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mistakes



I've been adding layers to this drawing for weeks now and I'm losing interest and patience with it to be honest. The horse itself is ok, but the background is 'blah'. I think its too green or has too much detail or not enough detail or something. So I've left it for a week or two and gone back to have another look.

It still doesn't look right. It may be one of those drawings that gets shoved in the 'mistake' drawer. I pull those drawings out from time to time and look at them to see if I understand where I went wrong or why I went wrong. Often I look at them and just think ' arrrrrrrggggggggg' and put them back again. But I don't destroy them. Every drawing is a learning experience.

3 comments:

Terry Banderas said...

Your work is great and your comments are fun. I look forward to all of your stuff.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Jeanette - I did a painting once where I had a detailed image in front and a detailed image in the background. I first put it in as I saw it. It was then suggested that I go over the background and abstract it a bit. To make it the correct colors but quite a bit less focused and make the shapes more graphic. It is one of my favorite paintings now.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Yes, I think that is the way to go with this Robin, provided I still have the stamina to face it one more time. Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.