Being afraid can make us gunshy or stifle our development process. It can stop us from taking a chance in further developing an idea. The irony is this line of thinking can be applied to life, not just artwork.
The sketch I was working on was just me fiddling around while we talked but I used that as an example of how we shouldn't be afraid to forge ahead with a rough idea because the next plateau could be in that particular piece and the chaos you may go through to complete it. I decided to render out my sketch as an example even though that was never originally intended.
|Original sketch idea created in ArtFlow. Developed a bit more from an earlier blog entry.|
|Final render created using ArtFlow and Photoshop Touch for Android.|
The beauty of creation is that there are times when we have no idea what the final outcome will be (as the case here). Sometimes, it's radically different than what we imagined at the beginning of our chosen process. There are times it works out beautifully, there are times it doesn't. But don't be afraid. Freedom in creation is knowing when to let the piece show you how to progress as opposed to trying to force the piece into your vision of what it should be. Wisdom in creation is understanding what that means. To know that is to have a better understanding of your art and yourself.