More times than not my portraits just don’t flow right out of my pencil to the paper. I’m constantly recreating the drawing over and over again. But guess what? There is no shame in hitting the do over button. Keep going and just because your having difficultly doesn’t mean that your no good. A thought I have finally stopped obsessing about for many years. Also, interestingly enough, I have discovered that the constant erasing and reworking on the papers surface creates a texture and look to my drawings that add to my own unique “pencil smudge” style. So, embrace your hardships and turn them into….oh yeah I meant to do that. The end result is more beautiful and original than you could have ever guessed or planned.

Freelance Tip of the Week:

The focus on perfection can limit an artists own unique creative voice. There is perfection in imperfection.

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