Pushing your work to the next level.
One of the hardest things about creating artworks is to know when your piece is complete or how to take it to the next level. I recently experienced this with a digital artwork of mine.
I was trying a new approach to my work where I wanted to create a portrait out of multiple psychedelic images. I had reached a point where I felt I had achieved the effect, so I saved the image and uploaded it to my websites.
But I knew deep down something was just not right, I looked at the piece for a little longer and realised I thought it was plain ugly! I was not even happy with what I had created…so why did I consider it done?
I think in this case I was unfocused and perhaps a little lazy.
So I went back and spent a few more hours to create some new elements to the piece which instantly transformed it into something I could be proud of.
I had decided this year that I would not upload something that I had not really worked hard on, but laziness got the best of me. I realise however that taking a step back from the piece allowed me to evaluate it’s quality and future direction a little clearer.
Spending the extra time on a piece can be hard, but you will create your best artworks by pushing yourself and carefully reflecting on your piece as it develops.
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Portfolio website: louisdyer.com