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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Do you struggle with this?

Sometimes when I work on a painting, it just doesn't seem to come together at all. This was one of those paintings. In a previous article, I talked about CGHB, the awesome people there, the awesome art and the awesome ongoing challenges they have all the time. I've only had time to do the Creature Planets Challenge a couple of times.

This creature to the left is a piece submitted a couple of days ago. It's a Pygmy Esorifleu. If you want to know all about Pygmy Esorifleu's, head on over and check it out.

There were 16 entries in addition to mine, and they are all really good. I love these challenges because the push me to do things I otherwise would not do. 

This little guy really annoyed me when I was painting it though. It just never really seemed to come together. I didn't really get into any sort of rhythm and every aspect of it gave me trouble. Even when I posted it for the challenge, I didn't feel comfortable with it. 

A lot of times, the ideas come hard and fast, but somewhere along the line, the execution gets all jumbled up and the end result is less than what one originally envisioned. Not only in art, but writing, business or any endeavor. 

Does that ever happen to you? 
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