Faces on Friday (late again)

June 18, 2011
I think I need to take time and work on a few faces this week instead of scribbling them down super fast.
I’m feeling like I’m going backwards, looking worse.

Ya know, I think I get this feeling halfway through any project or artwork. There always comes a point where I hate the thing I’ve done. Sometimes I can move forward to a good place. Sometimes I need to back up and rework something. Sometimes it needs to be put away and given a rest for a while. Sometimes it’s just ME who needs to be put away and rest for a while.

Given a little time and space things look better. These two actually DO look like the people I drew (and apologies for the skewed page.)
Anything worth doing is worth struggling for.  
How do you keep going when you hit that rough spot?
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  • Reply
    Dana Barbieri
    June 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I really love your faces on friday series. I just did a post of faces the other day, my first time really trying to do faces. Challenging but fun.

    I am visiting after listening to your podcast. It was great by the way! I really enjoyed.

  • Reply
    June 19, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Sometimes people slow down on their way towards a goal, to re-evaluate the goal. It doesn't mean it's quitting time. You just have to put one foot in front of the other. Even a slow pace will get you there.

  • Reply
    June 19, 2011 at 1:27 am

    hi lyric, perseverance, put it away, try again….if it doesnt work let it go. try something new. your post prompted me to post a painting i had a lot of doubts about, but it finally came together. your previous photos are great.

  • Reply
    Laura Wasilowski
    June 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Lyric,
    Enthusiasm for a new project is wonderful but like you, I often fall into a lull before my original plan is complete. If I can revisit my initial idea ( first sketch or notes) that helps me gather steam again. But sometimes you just need to change course and call an end to the project. Maybe its about the journey not the destination.

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