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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Perfect or Finished?

[caption id="attachment_1205" align="aligncenter" width="287"]Polymer Clay Troll Polymer Clay Troll[/caption]

Here is the finished troll I was working on. This is really the first time I was trying to go for little more realism in one of my figures. My quandary became do I make it perfect or do I complete it? Many of the details like his hands and feet had me really stumped. I got some extra tutorials and did several test ones. I started to see some improvement but not what I wanted. The question in front of me was do I keep trying or should I just finish this piece, even if it wasn't perfect.

I wound up letting frustration get the better of me. The hands and feet weren't what I wanted them to be, as well as several other parts, even though I knew learning to sculpt realistic hands takes practice. Do I wait or do I keep plugging on even though I knew the result wasn't going to be perfect?

I decided on imperfection. It meant I had to keep pushing on and working for the best I had to give now rather than waiting until I had all the components right. I know a lot of artists don't like doing that, I figure I would complete it and get that satisfaction for  now.

He is available now in my store here

1 comment:

  1. susie hegneyJune 27, 2012

    I like him. Sometimes imperfection is good.

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