Posted in Week 30 Pinterest Art (acrylic inspirations) 3/26/17-4/1/17

Quitting While I’m Ahead, or If I Keep Adding I’m Going to Hate It so I’d Better Stop

Yesterday, I felt like I had more to add but not much. I really did expect to add more to this, but aside from some details (and not many! – mostly just some shaping on the stairs and small stuff here and there) and shading, I couldn’t find anything else.


The image that appears on my Pinterest feed is cut off as represented in the sketch itself.

Well, that’s not entirely true. I see many details and nuances and shadows in the original photo not in my drawing, but I also know me. The more I try to put in, the more specific and tiny the detail, the “muddier” the image gets, and the less I like it.
With that in mind, I’m still not happy with the stairs, though they’re better than I feared they might be. I dont love the woodwork behind the chair or some of the shading – especially on the wall above the steps, but I was trying to imitate the shapes and placement of the stains on the wall in the original photo. 

But again, I took some time to fix things that didn’t look right or maybe I miscalculated something in my interpretation onto paper. The angles and proportions seem correct and consistent, and I count that as a small win.

I do still feel like it’s not complete, but I do feel like it’s found a place that can be called “finished.” Even if not well done, to learn when to stop is a good thing…right?

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2 thoughts on “Quitting While I’m Ahead, or If I Keep Adding I’m Going to Hate It so I’d Better Stop

  1. Stop is not a good thing to do?! Keep going a head. Resistance is one of our techniques to go forward. We can say that one small step can change everything. Each new moment could be new life in our lifetime! Cheers

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    1. I do see what you’re saying, but I also tend to fiddle with things a little too much – beyond what I can correct.

      This didn’t mean I’d stop drawing entirely – just this particular image.

      I will certainly keep that advice in mind, though.

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