Why am I showing you this well-colored, headless image? Because I promised to show you the good, the bad, and the oopsies. LOL
The coloring on this image is to die for. The image is one from Sassy Designs Studio. http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ That dress, the shading, the blending -- almost perfect. I was ecstatic. Yes! I was going to present her here to encourage all of us to just keep coloring and practicing and eventually we will see fantastic results.
If that was the end of the story, this post would have another title. I have often mentioned how do you know when to leave your coloring alone. I thought 'this is how I want all my images to turn out.' Of course, being the perfectionist that I am, there was just a tiny little spot on the corner of her mouth that was -- maybe I could use my multiliner and just smooth that little spot into the rest of -- uh-oh. Oh, no. Major oopsie! That's okay, I'll use my white Sharpie pen, cover that up, redraw, and color. It will hardly be noticed. Uh-oh. Didn't need that much.
That's okay. I'll let it dry, scrape it off, and then redraw, recolor -- uh-oh --
Now look at what I did!
She's beautiful. And I think you'll agree this really is some of my best coloring. Even with what some would consider a defect, she is absolutely physically beautiful. She must also be beautiful inside because girlfriend's got an attitude. Heyyyyyyyyy!!!! Sassy, sassy.
We can only excel with practice. Stuff like this happens along the way. Major oopsies, some downright messes. Learn from them and move on. Keep practicing. And learn to leave well enough alone. Sometimes we have to look past the imperfections and focus on the beauty that's reflected.
As always --
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