I'm the same way, by the time I get about halfway through with a painting I'm tired of looking at the goddamn thing, which slows me down a little bit more because I have to force myself to finish them so I can get to the next idea that I'm excited about and the process starts all over! Will the cirrrcle, be unbroooken...!
Yup-Thats Exactly what happens! It feels so damn good to complete stuff though..and after 100's of hours of trying to make it awesome-Once its done I think"ahh I failed=Its not that good"..then its time to immediately jump to the next painting= attempting to make something that matters/something thats good..
I know exactly what you mean, man! On my latest toaster paintings I had such grand ideas, not that I'm completely displeased with some of them, but I only posted half of them here. Oh well, time to move on!
So you outline it in ink? That's probably a good idea, I've always just used my pencil, but it's so faint and covers super easy, but trouble is I paint in oil so if I have to wait for it to dry when I go back to work on it again, I usually have to re come up with everything cause it's totally covered. Makes it easy to loose inspiration, and frustrating.
Yeah-ultra fine tip Sharpie over the pencil where Im confident of what lines that I dont wanna loose. It covers up with maybe 3 thin layers of a white-and 2 layers of a dark color..hard to cover the sharpie with a translucent color sometimes but ahhhhh=nothings ever easy..Wanna try oils more but Im still alittle scared boo hoooo haaaaa
My "homeboy" from "back in the day" used to say"If it aint rough=It aint right" which he was right if he meant facing/completing challenges..but if he meant everything has to be rough then he was a masochist haaaaa