It is 2am and I am up because I went to bed at 7pm because I was feeling sick, anyway I finished a drawing two days ago and have been frantically searching for another thing to draw. However it isn't as though I am at a lack of references as I have a whole folder dedicated to this singular purpose. I constantly add to the folder and chances are I will probably never draw everything that is there which is fine and that actually isn't the point of me having it on my desktop. This is actually my second deviantart page because my old one was created 6 years ago and I felt as though I needed to "reinvent" myself so I created a new one over a year ago and here I am. I decided to go back through my old gallery and I was overcome with emotion. Not like "I am going to cry because I forgot these were here", but a "I can't believe that this was my best work at that time". Mind you they were drawn 6 years ago so I have improved. As a self taught artist I feel as though we are harder on ourselves because we may not see the progression and we look up to these artists that master the graphite so well that we feel mediocre in comparison. I know that I do, but another thing is that you have to have the right tools and practice enough to get to that higher level. A while back I was going to do a "Draw that Again"-I started the outline and then promptly gave up because I felt that it was too ambitious HA. I have to laugh because after I scrapped that I drew the most complex thing that I have ever done which is the image below.
Ah, but this one piece I did was so wretched and so increasingly bad as I gazed upon it that it has to be redone 100 times over. It took me a while to find the original reference, but I did and tomorrow I shall start on it. When am I going to finish it? Who knows there is a whole lot of hair and that isn't my strong suit, but I have to do this!