I've been working on this beast for months, and it feels good to finally call it finished. Most of the time with my paintings I have this intense emotion and energy that flows freely onto the canvas; this painting felt different. More like a puzzle than a dance. More mental than intuitive. It took me longer to get there, but in the end I feel the same sense of satisfaction that all of its pieces are in place.
I believe my 365 project caused the shift in scales from intuitive to cerebral. I am curious to see how the two balance out over the next year or so when I won't have the same daily habit of sketching and sharing. I still plan to make good use of my sketchbooks, and I feel like I understand how to use them more effectively now.
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