I didn't have anything pressing to do, because I've already submitted to the Creative Color Challenge, but I thought, hey, what else could I come up with that used Sea Green? I was so happy with my 'Crystal Wave' submission, I figured I would play with some more waves and this is what happened...
|Breaking Storm, DeviantArt Muro, drawn by mouse on my lounge chair arm|
I don't think it is as successful as my previous effort, particularly since it is probably my first landscape in any medium since high school (that was a long time ago). I am quite happy about the fact that like 'Crystal Wave', I used no references and just built it out of my head. I also think (and hope) that the slap-dashiness of it gives it an energy I don't think it would have otherwise had.
These exercises are certainly teaching me about my own abilities and giving me confidence that I didn't have. I've always known I could draw, but have always considered myself not quite good enough, as deep down I'm a perfectionist. During these exercises I've been lining up that perfectionist in front of a firing squad and killing it off (it tends to have multiple lives unfortunately) and not caring so much about the placement of every single line. It's giving me so much freedom. It is wonderful.
So here you have it. A not so perfect scribble. But being not so perfect, doesn't mean it shouldn't exist, and I'll sign my name to it :D