February 4, 2013

Guess I should add birds and a plane eh?

This one's feeling very intimidating the more I work with it, and I think that's why I've kept it hidden away. Don't get me wrong, I'm used to fighting with pieces, but this sucker feels like it's dragging me off somewhere and I don't know where I'm headed. Usually when I hit a rough patch I don't worry so much about the outcome as I do about the amount of time it's going to take to get there. That's actually a personal belief of mine. We're all capable of doing anything, as long as we're willing to put the time and effort in. But since we have limited time, no one can do everthing, so you have to pick your battles and make sure you're using your time where you really want to. If I hit a snag I can take comfort in the notion that it's not impossible for me to move on, just difficult (and perhaps very time consuming), and that I'll eventually get where I want to be. Not so much with this one... Maybe because it's a color piece, and that's something that I'm still relatively new to, and maybe because I'm tackling it in a way that's quite unfamiliar (more like a painting than color over a line drawing) but this doesn't feel like it has an end that I can push it towards. My lack of experience creates a void where expectation belongs, and so when I look at this I can't really see where it's headed. It's far from finished, but I don't have a list in my head of what I need to do. I can see the next few steps, but each of those is fraught with uncertainty due to inexperience. It's not as simple as just executing a plan... instead I'm exploring... and it's exciting. 


  1. I really like this one. You don't do enough with Superman (who is clearly better than Spiderman...) I like the colours you used for the sunrise(set?).

  2. Thanks! (this is me dutifully ignoring the dig at Spider-man... while also debating working a print of him up as well)

    oh, and sunrise :)

  3. The colors are really great. I agree with Jenn. A great poster. You should make this one really large. It's just asking for a really big poster, like a 32x44.

  4. While I would love to be able to print some of my pieces poster sized I am currently unable to find a place that will do it for anything close to a reasonable price. And by reasonable I mean less than $100 bucks a pop which is just too high for me to consider. If anyone's figured out a way around this please let me know!