The conceptualizing was always my favorite part of the whole creative process. I like to think about what new elements to try out, what kind of story is there to tell, and how do I execute bits and pieces to get the right effect. But lately it has been extremely easy for me to dislike what I make. Or rather… it hasn’t been often when I feel a 100% with a certain work. So a lot of it gets abandoned or shelved.
Some ideas get stuck midway through the drawing stage. If I don’t foresee a desirable outcome, I just stop. Usually this means the drawing doesn’t feel pushed enough. And even if the initial direction feels agreeable, it always seemed easier to just come up with something better next time- consider this as a learning experience and move on.
In more fortunate circumstances, I stop because I end up wanting to make an entire set. And making a set means planning and redrawing to make the pieces cohesive. And then one can only proceed to hope that the trend of dissatisfaction would not impede on the more ambitious pieces that are yet to be realized.
I shall end here for now. I’m a bit shy to expose the rest of my thumbs and other halflings. These seemed to be the most presentable ones so far. The next posts will probably be studies though. The next two weeks will be incredibly busy! Apart from bread-and-butter work, my brother is home from his long months of studying in the US.
As always, thank you for reading. ♥