Kavad 4.8 – making mistakes




Kavad 4.8 – bad drawing

Originally uploaded by anselm23

Mistakes are part of the magical process, the artistic process, and the learning process. Heck, they’re part of being human.

This decan is supposed to be a man with the head of a falcon, hungry and thirsty, keeping his sons in mind. He’s supposed to be tossing a pitcher.

I can’t say with any certainty that any of these thoughts are represented accurately here. He’s holding his belly, but does that mean hunger and thirst here, or does it mean ulcers? Does putting the son in the picture make the father keep the son in mind? Is the pitcher tossed, or falling? Why do they both look more like pigeons than falcons?

Obviously I’ll be redoing this image at some point. But it does show, I think, just how hard it is to get your pictures 100% accurate all the time. In fact, it’s not possible. Are you going to let fear of imperfection stop you, or are you going to get the work done?

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Sometimes, things just do not turn out the way you want them to. The Falcon, the first Decan of Libra, resembles a pigeon with an ulcer more than a falcon. The pitcher looks silly.

Making mistakes is part of the artistic process. It’s part of the magical process, too, as much as we might rail against that.

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