I often get antsy when I do something for long periods of time. Like right now, I’ve been writing and drawing for Marvel for months now. And quite frankly, I feel suffocated and restless.
To stretch my artistic muscle and re-cleanse my palate, I took a break from my Marvel work and spent all afternoon oil painting. I’ve put down another fine layer of paint on the giant nude woman figure, concentrating on her face by playing with shadow and light. (It’s funny how things look so much different in natural sunlight.) I had a blast and it re-centered me.
Now at this point, I have to let the oil paint dry before I can put down another layer. Perfect time for me to go back to real work, reenergized.