News – Unfinished Projects


I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. You can see just how bad I am about finishing my art from my latest posts:

Eagle Drawing

First, there’s my eagle. It may appear finished or “purposely unfinished” but looks can be deceiving. The head is the most intricate part I have to detail. (And that’s the case with most human/animal subjects). That’s a good thing. Now  can go back and continue to smooth out and fill in. I didn’t get past what I currently have, because I only had printouts of two sections of the birds head. When I didn’t have time to print, my interest ran low and I moved to the dog.

Dog Drawing

As for the dog, you can still say it looks “artistically unfinished”. But again, the rest of the photo is background. I want background. the art just doesn’t look quite as realistic if you don’t incorporate the out-of -focus parts of the image. It adds depth of field making it look more photorealistic.

A Dog Named Peaches

The dog named Peaches is coming along a little more. there’s quite a bit of detailing to do on the white neck fur and the fur on the side of the mouth. The rest is a lot of subtly detailed black fur. I’ll post extra progress tomorrow.

Cat Drawing

The more recent cat drawing has a deadline, Sunday. That’s a little more incentive to finish. I’ve still got two in-focus legs and an out-of-focus body. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s reaction. I’ll upload any additions tomorrow.

I drew a little something tonight. I don’t know if I was trying to incorporate meaning into it or not. I just saw one of those “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear” labels and drew a symbolic sketch based off of it. Stay tuned to see it tomorrow. I just didn’t have time to scan the picture tonight. That’s all for today folks!

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8 thoughts on “News – Unfinished Projects

  1. I can relate to these things too. Heck I do that within a single work… get tired of one spot and first thing I know I have a finished lip here and an eye lid there and everything’s needing something. But if you read what I said before about working in patches, I can conclude that this is one way I maintain balance in my pieces. Jerry Yarnell taught me that with his fine art show: move around within the piece. So maybe that could be an alternative to moving around BETWEEN pieces. Just a thought.

    1. Alas I have many unfinished work as well 😉 Also – stick to your just putting it aside and actually leave it lying around so you see it from time to time. It gives a chance to ponder it casually and still get rest from actual work on it.. because don’t get me wrong, breaks can be for the best sometimes. And hey, I kind of like juggling a few different projects at the same time. Whatever it is, don’t kid yourself, just develop something constructive out of it.

  2. I have unfinished drawings I want to get to as well. 🙂 Sometimes though, I’ll be in the middle of a drawing, and then I’ll see something else I really want to draw and I’ll draw it, and then have to go back the older one. XD Incentive certainly helps me. Like, when I know somebody is actually waiting to see the drawing.
    Anyway, keep up the good work! 🙂

    1. Exactly! But I try not to make myself feel like I have a deadline, but like the person will really appreciate it when I’m done. If it ever starts to feel like homework, I lose interest quicker than anything.

      1. Oh yes, I completely agree! I love having some freedom in my drawings. It shouldn’t feel like a chore. 🙂

        1. I know what you mean. Sometimes when I find I’m really starting to struggle I’ll just put the drawing down until I feel ready to tackle it again… thus, unfinished drawings. XD LOL!

        2. Too bad you cant do that when you’re drawing something for someone. As an artist, I’m going to be more patient than the one waiting. And an unhappy customer is not good

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