The value of stepping away.

I spent so much time on this piece. Not because it was difficult. It wasn’t, not really. I had a solid vision of what I wanted to do. I was inspired by a favorite anime of mine and wanted to take one design aspect from it and create my own composition.

I probably go to 90% done and something didn’t look right. And I didn’t know what it was that looked wrong. I tried so many things but nothing changed. So I decided to step back and leave it sitting for a while. One thing experience teaches you is the benefit of stepping away at times. When you know you’re at a block don’t waste energy banging your head just turn and do something else. I believe I created two other art pieces while this sat. Finally, about two weeks later it came to me while I was doing something else like solutions always arrive. All I needed was some depth in the far background. And just like that, it looked right.

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