Here is a digital painting I did recently with an animated WIP
I wasn't very happy with this image in the beginning. I wanted to paint something but I didn't know what, so I just started doodling. And I was trying too hard to make a nice painting. It was frustrating! It wasn't working for me. So after a while, I gave up....
Its a funny thing actually, I find this a lot - the more seriously I take a drawing or painting, the less I like the results. Its only when I stop trying so hard, that I relax and things start falling into place. Its when I enjoy the process that I usually end up with a finished piece that I like. Does anyone else get this?
Needless to say when I gave up on this painting, I no longer cared what happened with it, it wasn't 'precious' anymore, no pressure to make something good. Then I was painting for enjoyment, and in the end, I made a painting I was happy with!
So from now on, that's how I'm gonna work. Of course, this is all easier said than done if doing a commission...
The only reference I used in this pic, was my own body. HAHAHAHAHA