A Work in Progress
I’ve not been very productive lately thanks to some horrible bug that saw me laid low and feeling sorry for myself for a few days. I did manage to start a drawing before it hit me but have been fighting the urge to throw it in the bin the whole time I have been working on it.
It wasn’t working for me - the colours weren’t right, there wasn’t enough contrast, the composition didn’t work. You name it, I found fault with it. Thankfully, it didn’t make the bin and I can now see a way forward with this drawing when I get back to it.
If I’m being totally honest with myself I think I was being impatient – I wasn’t getting anywhere fast enough. But then this is something I know all too well. It does take many, many (and often many more) hours to finish a coloured pencil drawing but sometimes, just sometimes, I’d love to push the whole process along and get the results I am after quicker. Maybe it’s time to start one of those paintings I keep promising myself to do so I can switch between the two should I get impatient.