When to stop painting
So you know how to begin. You can draw out, block in add detail but
when do you stop with the finishing touches. When is enough to stop and call it done.
I know I’m not the only one that has trouble with this.
And the only answer I can seem to come away with, is to stop.
Set it aside for a few days and then revisit it with fresh eyes.
After a new glance, you will notice if it is done.
Other ways would be to look at it through a mirror, it has a way of
tricking the brain to take away the familiar image you know so well
and show it differently allowing you to notice things that doesn’t sit so well.
I have also taken photos of my work, played with the brightness
contrast and filters to see if it can look better. I sometimes load the image into a room app to see what it might look like on someone wall.
It helps to evaluate your work, without sounding like science class in
high school after completing a project. But this reflection can have many benefits to your personal growth.
And learning techniques of what worked what didn’t so much. Elements you really enjoyed.
You build on the things you like and your style will form.
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