We are 10 days into the new year, and 2016 has already taught me a valuable lesson. Sometimes the best thing to do when you're stuck is to just start over. I've seen the "new year, new me" meme floating around, and I know I'm part of that crowd. But I can't help but like the idea of a clean slate and a clear "start" to something new. Except, somehow, it's always been a difficult concept for me artwork-wise.
My main art resolution was to focus on finishing illustrations, and instead of posting a daily doodle, that I'd try for a more polished piece per week. And let's just say that the struggle is real. I feel like I have been so far removed from the illustration side of things (gallery pieces not-withstanding), that I'm still trying to find my groove to get back on the regular side of an art routine.
I found myself forcing an idea into fruition, and it just was not happening. Evidenced above by my 4 attempts at formulating this sketch into something resembling the idea in my head... and failing. Not to say that failure is a bad thing. I'm still trying to get the hang of it as a potential lesson to learn from and not a detrimental foe to be rendered immobile by.
So with that in mind, here's the first official "art" post of the year! She's nowhere near perfect. And even as I tried to finish strong, the ink gods were against me. (Hello, I see you giant blobs... You are bright and shiny and fat.) But I'm happy with where she's at for now. I've accepted her as is, and she'll do for a "first step."
Analogy very much intended. ;)