a while ago, i came across a beautiful photo of a stallion and saved it in my drafts with the intention of drawing it later.
i couldn’t decide whether to use water colours, pastels, colour pencils or acrylic to capture and add emphasis to the beauty of it. (it really is a beauty, i’ll put up a pic of it) but i eventually went with water colours
so i started off by drawing a rough outline in pencil before i went in with the paints
the whole time i had this strange feeling, this thing i was creating didn’t feel personal. as i added each stroke of colour i felt myself becoming more distant from it. i don’t understand why. it just doesn’t feel like mine.
i could speculate for days..
maybe it’s because it doesn’t look like the things i usually draw.
maybe it’s because i like to have an emotional connection to what i’m drawing
or maybe this feeling isn’t actually a result of this painting but the way i respond to things while i’m in this mood (i don’t really understand this mood i’m in right now, everything seems kinda alien)
or maybe i need to give it some time