It Ain't Easy...

Rough day in the salt mines today. The highlights: starting the day off with my 5 millionth viewing of Star Wars, then watching a great Yankee comeback win. The lowlights: a day in the studio with little energy and less focus.

For example, below are 2 pics of an Osi Umenyiora drawing I began today. You can see that the first sketch I laid down was not only off on some of the proportions, but also didn't allow enough room to tell exactly who the hell it is Osi's kneeling over. In the new sketch, there's much more balance, a better line of action, correct proportionally, and you'll actually be able to see the name and number on the jersey to let you know he's proudly kneeling over a recently-sacked Tom Brady.

All in all, not a big deal, but a lesson in not trying to rush through something, and in taking a step back from your work every once in awhile to take in the whole thing and see if your details are joining together to form a cohesive whole. Otherwise you'll lose an hour or two of time that you may not have to spare.

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