Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Looking At Failure Positively

'Don’t settle for yourself at your mediocre level'.
Irwin Greenberg

Last week was a long one for me. I didn't get to post my usual Friday sketch dump. It wasn't for lack of trying. I have had a difficult time doing anything that I thought was satisfying. No matter how hard I tried the work looked terrible to me.

Trying to figure out why this was so I quickly discarded the whoa is me first thought of, " I just suck at this and I should give it up." Whether or not I truly suck at this is irrelevant. I'm determined to get better because I love to paint and draw.

The other options are that maybe I need to slow down and be more deliberate and thoughtful at what I am trying to do. It also could be that I'm seeing my drawing a little better and  I should use this new sight to help me to improve and not settle for mediocrity.  Even now as I look at these things I'm posting today I can see where I should have done things better.

So I'm moving forward hoping this will bear fruit in the coming weeks.

Below I am posting two videos showing the process of the above pieces as well as discussing similar topics.

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