Advice to an Artist: The Hanged Man

Via Flickr:
I wrote a great deal about the Hanged Man in my process photos, so I don’t wish to bore you very much with further detail. As I’m sure you notice, the errors in my original sketch are magnified in the final, inked version of this card. And in the process of erasing my original sketch once the ink was laid down… I slightly bent the card. Oops.

Insight comes from challenge. Even though I’ve gained insight — preliminary sketches are valuable — I still have to achieve mastery. Practice, willingness to accept challenge, and risking failure where it really counts… These thongs matter to the artist. We are judged on our final products, but our final products achieve fame only on the merits of our insights from the practice of our art. Therefore, begin. The Tree is waiting.

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