this is a pen and ink drawing that i have been working on for the last two years or so. some times i feel i do not have the skills at the time to continue drawing certain parts of the picture. so i wait. i wait and practice on something else until i feel confident that what i am about to draw will work with the piece. nothing worse then adding something to a picture that already has so much time invested. only to realize you just destroyed it. this is how it is for this one. i just can not work on it all the time. it seems like it is these moments that really test my skills as a artist. these are the doubtful questions always running through my mind, "can i draw this part realistically enough? will people know what that part is? is any one paying attention to the details? should i continue working this..?"
this here is just a short list of my main concerns. i am sure the artists out there in the world can relate. here are the problems i find with this piece:
- line vs. scribbly
- do i black out some parts but not the other
- do i scan this into photoshop to add color
- do the butterflies look like monarchs
- is the bottom of the picture holding more detail then the upper half