Increasingly frustrated with how long digital pieces still take me. Because they’re digital, I want the lines to be as smooth as possible, so I obsess redoing strokes over and over. It’s maddening sometimes, especially comparing to other works I look at. I forget that there’s a quality to digital strokes that’s just… digital. So, what do you do when you reach a plateau? Back to basics, they say.
It’s the beginning of the year, a few weeks in, but still the beginning. Around this time, I usually find it hard to get into a drawing groove. It’s probably fatigue from the holidays. Still, I want to draw, but can’t really put pencil to paper. I was driving down Kearny Villa Rd. yesterday, and thinking about Top Gun. Remember that scene when Maverick was riding his bike with an F-14 taking off in the background?