Tuesday, 6 November 2012

FFF - Challenge 3

The three prompts for this FFF challenge are:
Headline prompt – Triumphs and defeats, what do you see as your greatest triumphs or defeats? What have they taught you? Which you have learned more from?
Colour – black and white
Quote – Not in the clamour of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves are triumph and defeat. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I have really struggled with the colour prompt. Piece of cake I thought, I do b/w illustrations for kids books, no worries! Ha!
In a sense this exercise was a defeat for me. However as the quote says defeat and triumph are in ourselves. I gave up on the above picture and moved to a different piece this time digital. I didn't like that much either, so gave up on the whole process. 6 Days later I look at them again and think well they are not too bad!The defeat was in my head.

The triumph is not the finished work, but what I learned. I learned, that sometimes you have to walk away from a piece when dissatisfaction sets in. I am a colour freak. Last challenge I said red was the colour I wasn't happy working with. I enjoyed doing that red journal page! These were darn difficult! So now I like red, and am really out of my comfort zone with b and w. The triumph was that I persisted, sometimes you have to make that jump and fly into the unknown

Linking to Fall, Fearless and Fly at Artists in Blogland

6 comments:

  1. Well said Sharon! And oh so true .... Intriguing pieces of art!

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  2. Thank you so much for pressing on, revisiting your work, and completing this challenge. I find your work very captivating, and am so glad you joined Fall Fearless & Fly. If you visit some of the other artists, it seems like this color challenge was really hard for people. I wasn't able to stick to it, myself.

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  3. You learned such a lot from this process, thank you for sharing.

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  4. It's amazing how many of us were seeming to have a hard time with the B & W thing. I guess most artists are just addicted to color! So glad you stepped away and then shared these-there is so much movement and shading in both-well done!!

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  5. I agree! This mirrors so much of what I felt while doing the B and W- it was extremely tough for me to abandon my usual colors! So glad you shared this with Fall Fearless and Fly!

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