"I’m Afraid I will Fail!"
I was talking with a colleague about some projects I have worked on that came to a halt. All because of something really dumb. I was afraid I was going to fail at making something great. It got me thinking, “If I don’t make this project because i’m afraid it will not look as good as I would like it to be, then it will never get made”, “But if I do make it and it doesn’t look that great, then won’t I be missing out on the point of putting my work out there?”.
Those are two good questions but I realized there is also another point of view to be considered.. and that is the viewers point of view. I’m making these projects for others to see and enjoy. They’re not just for myself. Even if I am totally satisfied with the results and think that what I have produced is the best piece of work i have ever made, it may not look that great to someone else. Vice versa, if I think what I have made isn’t that great, it could still look like a masterpiece to others.
Taking that into consideration plus the timespan of life wasted not doing anything and just thinking about it.. the projects just needs to be done so I can move on to the next big thing that may or may not be the best thing ever. Agreed?
If you’re putting any projects to a halt like I had been just because you may not feel it’ll be great - I hope my collected thoughts will help you get passed that feeling. Your time is precious. Put it to use!
Another random art piece that came about from drawing lines. Made in about 30 minutes on the train this morning.
I had a dream a couple of nights ago. In the dream a friend asked about taking a boat ride out into the ocean. I was a little skeptical because the ride was 4-5 hours into the deep blue sea on one of those small shuttle boats that you’d use to transport you from a dock to a yacht. It was not the kind of boat that could really handle rough waters should we endure them. Still, I decided to try it out. we approached one of those caves you’d see in tropical oasises. Not something you’d expect off the coast of New York. Amazingly, I could see in the water a gigantic jelly fish, a dark shadow of some large organism that could have been a whale and finally the most surprising thing just under the water as we entered this cave, what looks like a goblin. It just walked outside of it’s little cave under the water just for a moment and then walked back inside. It didn’t notice my friend or myself as we passed over him. However, I don’t think he would even care.
I still found this quite amazing and while it was only a dream I thought it’d be cool to share my vision through my artwork because it’s not every day you get to see or even dream of a sea dwelling goblin.
Made on the train in 4 trips - about 160 minutes.
Random drawing I made on the train. I started with no idea planned. The lines just came together and made this.
What do you think of him?
I made something new and on canvas!
In all of us by default have a normal side, some consider it a light side, a positive side.. Every now and then a side of us comes out that is not so kind.. A dark side.
This piece shows a balance of the two sides and serves as a reminder of them as both should and shall be known.
If you’d like to own this piece of work, go here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIGHT-and-DARK-MAN-ART-ILLUSTRATION-DRAWING-ON-CANVAS-/251637123010
Lone man out of place. Random drawing made in 2 train trips. about 85 minutes. - Line
Horned Man Demon Thing… Random concoction made on the train, about 50 minutes.
Here’s a toon pup I made on the train ride this morning. About 30 minutes. -Line
Experimenting with Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my desktop PC.