It seems the more I draw these days, the more I can feel my boundaries. Before, I would just sit there staring amazed at others' art without really analyzing how they might have gotten a certain effect. Now that I'm older, I find myself understanding the technical aspects more, but even though I can understand it, I can't make myself do it. Seeing another artist's delicate linework, effortless or flawless characters, or bold color choices just makes me see my own current limits so clearly.
I want to draw. I have the images in my mind, but I can't get my brain around how to hold my hand steady, to choose appropriate colors, to make the characters and figures I draw seem like they could begin moving at any moment. Whenever I draw a new picture I find another new boundary or challenge that I can't quite seem to overcome, but at least I try and learn from it. Hopefully one of these days I can move on from being just a decent artist to a good or great one.
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