Monday, October 26, 2009
At times like this...
Yep, its officially making me crazy.
I know its early stages, and I know its the ugly phase, and I know I can do this, but I keep going over and over the same sections. Scrubbing, repainting, scrubbing, repositioning - thanking myself for using 300lb paper that I can actually scrub.
I think -maybe - that I have conquered the eyes. Or mostly. There's still some deepening of shadows to happen but that's reserved for later.
The mouth is making me really crazy. I think I've gotten it, then it escapes me again or the colour is wrong. So for now, I'm speechless. :) Stepping back from this I see that I need to adjust the hairline and bring it lower.
At times like this I wish I'd just used a pencil...
So why do I post it and share it? Because it pushes me on and makes me do it right. Or as right as I can. The degree of accountability, if only to myself, gives me momentum. The perfectionist in me makes me crazily look for exactness in form, colour and likeness. Voice in my head...don't we all have them?