Some of the best advice I’ve recently heard:
There’s no sense in laying the foundation for 10 houses, but not completing one of them.
That’s where I am now.
I feel I need to cement one style, and get down with it to such a degree that I can regain a certain level of artistic confidence.
For the unforeseeable future I will draw the Warrior Princess who is still to be named.
I’m building one house for the time being.
The Princess might not be happy with being equated to a house, but that’s fine, she’s a survivor.
Character design is tough for me.
These exercises are therefore an exorcism of sorts.
I’m getting rid of a certain subset of fear.
So often I’ve dipped into the creation of slightly more anatomically correct-cartoons, only to lose confidence after a while.
And here’s the kicker.
Once you’ve lost that confidence, you lose the enjoyment associated with creativity.
There are errors contained within these last two efforts, as there were in the previous ones.
But I’ll leave them as is.
This is the way to improve: Creating something new each day, and allowing the past efforts to be what they were.
This is my DIY project. I’m just not sure what I’m building yet.
Bear with me, keep on watching, scroll past, or stay tuned for where this might lead.