Recap?

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Okay, the “first of the year” post is late as usual, but what the heck, better late than never. I have indeed hit the “holyshitohmygodwhatamIgoingtodo” phase of the project. Ideally, I need to have a digital and a printed component when all things are said and done, and because of that, I’ve called a truce at page 21, and am now working on the secondary pages (they go with the digital presentation.)

Speaking of digital, some of the pages (2, 3, 4, and 9) have a black panel outline. These aren’t in the actual paintings, and will only be in the digital and printed formats. My professor thinks the paintings look nicer without them (and I’m undecided) but I think that the black borders help with readability, so they’ll be in the printed and digital formats.

So… this is sort of what I have. Gah, and I’ve not even touched page 18. It’s going to be floating jellyfish looking monsters. I’m sort of looking forward to that page, except that I’m not entirely convince that I remember how to paint. I seem to have… forgotten how to paint somewhere in between pages 2 and 9. Two and 9 are the only ones I’m really digging these days. The rest are all… so overwhelmingly flawed that all I can do is own up to them. It’s too much to ask me to like them.

Well, and maybe page six. I kind of like that one too.

Page 21 has potential, but still needs a lot more work. I have it propped against the wall next to City in the Rough, and it’s not doing well in comparison. City in the Rough is incredibly good (if I’m allowed to think so of my own work), and I was very inspired while working on it… maybe that’s what carries through? These days, I just seem to feel exhausted, and the paintings seem to exude a certain laziness/tiredness to me when I look at them.

And of course, now looking at this all collected on one blog post makes me wonder if I’ve done anything worthwhile these past few months. I’ve worked so much, and have (seemingly) accomplished so little. I know that’s just the panic and exhaustion talking, but yikes, I’ve got some work to do!

2 Responses

  1. Jenn, I was captured by pg. 9. Your sense of color is very strong! I would agree with your professor- the digital black lines are a little strong. Can they be painted?

    You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. Keep on painting, you do know how.

    • Thank you! I think 9 is one of my favorites as well!

      Yeah, the black lines are a little strong, but I’ll have to see how they print before I make any decisions. If nothing else, I can make them thinner. I hesitate at painting them in, but if it comes down to it, I may have to do that.

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