Sunday, August 20, 2006

Hitting the Wall

emily at 10 wrong

emily tunnel 2

mini petunia

I hit my wall yesterday. No matter how hard I tried, no matter how many attemts, NOTHING I sketched or painted came out decently! I was so frustrated! So even though I'm horribly disappointed with my work, I decided to post it to encourage others (and myself) that some days are just DIFFICULT! LOL

7 comments:

Tami said...

Linny, you are too hard on yourself! True, some days feel like the drawing is just bunched up inside the pencil, waiting for someone, anyone, to pick it up and put tip to paper so it can come out; and some days nothing, no matter how hard you try. Don't know why that is but I think most of us have those days. Hope today is a better one.

Teri C said...

I feel for you Lin but I have been there myself as I think we all have. Accept when it happens and move on. As I like to say...step away from it and return later or the next day.

After having said all that, it really doesn't look as bad as you think. I like it.

Laura said...

Boy, do I know what you're talking about! But, I do have to disagree with you about these. The top one is especially well done. You have made such advances in your drawings of children. This one is especially well proportioned. And the expression on her face is very subtly rendered. Now a bunch of petunias growing in a bed is hard to do, because they're all alike and there's no focal point. Nobody could make that scene look fabulous. You probably just need to rest a bit. Rest, a concept that you're unfamiliar with ;D.

Terri said...

Oh some days are like this, but honestly I can't see it in your work. I think these are great, particularly the top one. On days like this though, it is important to focus on the fact that it is the doing that is the achievement, not the end product. :o) Good job my friend.

Jana Bouc said...

I think yesterday's painting was so spectactular and you made such a huge leap forward that it's normal to have the next day be one of less large leaps. But the kid pics are fine and I really like the petunias. I would be happy if they were on a page in my sketchbook. I think that some paintings are gifts, they just flow onto the page and others, like Tami said, are all bunched up inside the pencil and just getting them on the page is an accomplishment.

Rachel Murphree said...

Oh my gosh, I wish *I* had some of your bad days...especially love the top painting. very very nice!

Felicity said...

Lin, having just seen these and realised these were the portraits you meant (when you said you had hit the wall) I'm really surprised! They are really nice, truly! Your progress can only be called ballistic :) so you just need to give the rocket boosters a rest and go with the after-burners (until the next painting)!!