I'm a master of wasting time. I'll sit down, ready to create and before I know it, hours has passed reading news, playing games on facebook and before I know it I'm all out of time and energy. Time and energy wasted.
So 3 times this week I sat down in front of the computer and had decided beforehand that I would give myself 30 minutes to create something before I let facebook etc. distract me. 30 minutes of drawing, painting and adding layers of interest. It might seem easy enough but when you are the type of person that tends to get carried away over some small detail, it turned into a real challenge.
There are so many details in this that I hate. I really wanted to go back and change them (I mean just look at that shadow on the butterflies) and I knew that this was going to happen. So to prevent me from going back and add stuff, once the 30 minutes was up, I would save as a jpeg and delete the original file. Madness I know - but also very necessary.
This is probably my favorite and it might have something to do with that I decided not to give her any hair. Hair is always such a tricky part and certainly something I should practice but in these 30 minute sprints there simply wasn't enough time.
I talked a few weeks ago about finding my own style and I do believe that these speed creations have started to show what might turn out to be my personal style instead of a 'simple' copy/paste. It's getting there.
This post will be linked up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face.