To repaint or not to repaint?
How to decide to start a project over or leave it alone
My Folktale Week art was 80% finished and I repainted the whole thing. Some might say starting over is pure silliness. But sometimes it’s worth the trouble.
I'll talk more about that process in the video below. If you find yourself thinking of starting over near the end, here are some tips:
Do it again if:
You already did it once and it was fun
The Art Supplies Fairy recently visited with fun materials for you to try
You recently learned a new technique and want to practice it
When social media enters the equation, as it does in most modern drawing challenges, I like to be mindful of my intentions.
These are my finished Folktale Week illustrations using the words Lost, Ink, Sea, Sleep, Underground, Illusion, and Found.
Ask these questions before starting over:
Am I doing this to get more likes?
Do I want to imitate someone else's style or way of working?
Is this procrastination?
If you answer YES to any of those three, it might be best to pack a bag and go draw something new instead of starting over.
I share my final Folktale Week process video below.
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