The bird is off to a good start
(Although, any true bird lover will know I didn't put very much research into this drawing)
Right now, the pitcher looks like bad clip art.
And what kind of border do I want around the whole thing?
I don't actually know what I am going to do next, so I walk away for a while.
I have a possible idea but it just seems crazy...I walk away again.
(Also, does that bird look bald?)
Hey what do ya know, it looks great! Maybe it wasn't such a crazy idea after all.
Did I just totally mess up this whole thing? Walk away...maybe it won't look so bad later.
Nope, it still looks bad, let's see if I can salvage this... I think I am just making it worse.
Maybe I'll try that crazy idea I had yesterday.
The bird looks good, now what? I hope I don't ruin this.
Looking back, maybe I should have stopped here.
Those crazy ideas turned out awesome.
I need to allow myself to trust my instincts more often.
Maybe the border was a bad idea.
I can't draw a straight line to save my life.
Well, it isn't as horrible as I thought it would be
but it isn't quite what I was envisioning in my head and that really bothers me.
Hmm maybe I should have left the border off, maybe I will edit it out.
The crow looks the way I want it to, but as for the rest of the drawing, I am unsatisfied with it. Maybe I should do the drawing again. Maybe I should just walk away and chalk it up as experience. I have very little experience drawing using ink and a dip pen. It has been years since I even attempted it. So in light of that, maybe the drawing isn't that bad. Nope, it is still unsatisfying. Maybe I should have been working smaller? No, I don't think I could have gotten that much detail if I worked smaller. This drawing feels like it has potential but it isn't fully developed. Most of my drawing feel that way. Like there are one or two spots that are great but the rest kinda stinks, like I ran out of confidence somewhere in the process. And it is blatantly clear, I need a better camera. Or I need photography lessons or something. No what I really need is a good scanner. I have to keep repeating to myself, "The crow looks good, forget about the rest of it."