A few days ago I was listening to the podcast, 3 point perspective, and they were talking about looking at your favorite artists, your heroes and analyzing their work. I have done this in the past, many times, but without asking the right questions. So in love with their work I was unable to really see, I obsessed over their techniques, considered their subjects but never the storytelling. I do think I have a long way to go, so much room for improvement, so much to learn, but I wonder, will I ever feel different? It’s not necessarily a bad thing, that’s the only way to get better at any craft. I started right away on a new portfolio piece, perhaps it was a mistake to rush. It’s not turning out exactly how I wanted, but that’s the problem with rushing, do I even know how I wanted it to turn out? Besides, good, beautiful or at least nice, I don’t. I didn’t want to take any more time studying, analyzing, because knowing myself, this process can take a long time, and that is something I don’t have. Client work awaits me and the time to do personal projects is tight, so I must use it well. But I do need to research and study a little more. If only I could just do that and not worry about making a living too.
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