15 January 2014

Un-hiding my work

This blog has been a little barren lately for the reason that I am never satisfied as my work.  As an artist, I think it's hard for us to let go of our pieces and not to see our own faults reflected in them every time we look at it.  Last semester was tumultuous for many reasons, and one of them was that I feel prey to not trusting my intuition as an artist, to the point where I became afraid to create.  I was too afraid of failure.  I go through this process sometimes and it's important for me to always remember that it's okay to struggle, because we all do.

After a very refreshing winter break with much needed time with family (some of whom I hadn't seen in 3 years), I feel better than ever before.  Here's to embracing the failures and learning from them, and creating no matter what.

Here's some process work for a piece I created last semester:

I started by brainstorming different thumbnails for pieces I could do.  I ultimately chose the third one.


Many sketches and drawovers later, I achieved the final piece.



I wasn't completely happy with it and felt that some parts had turned out better than others.  I want to go back into this, but cropping the piece:



I hope that you always remember that it's okay to fail, and more importantly, remember to get back up when you do.
-Carla