Not always everything works out as planned. This is a clear example of that. When I first sketched this, I had a decent likeness, but when I started painting I thought that some adjustments needed to be made. Unfortunately, the only way to find out if something is going to work is by doing it, and unlike digital painting, when you work with traditional media, there is no undo or save as commands. So, as I made the corrections I thought my painting needed to improve, but I end it up messing it up (as you can see in the picture above), the good thing is that it is just a painting, no more than paper and some pigment (besides hours of work and no sleep). So, after a week or so of thinking about what went wrong, I decided to give it another try, so I started from scratch and did a whole new illustration and here is the final result, better likeness at least I can now live with it.
With time I have learned that if something looks wrong with your artwork it's because it's wrong, no doubt about it.
The main goal of this blog is to create a space where I can share on a daily basis my illustrations, sketches, and paintings as well as showing the process, ideas and concepts behind each piece.
The reason for this is to get feed back from you, the fellow artists in the field, the spectators, the critics. I would love to hear your comments.
Through this exercise I intend to challenge myself to improve the level of my art and my skills while nurturing from your inside, advice and suggestions.
Thanks for visiting and come back!
Emerson (EMO) Calderon.