A little while back I read a cool blog post about an antidote to negatively comparing yourself to your heroes. The suggestion was to compare your work to your own 5 years back.
Looking through some boxes to unpack, I found some folders of the multitude of drawings I did to document the fantasy world I was creating. I got a little obsessive with the details, and got bogged down trying to figure out things like food staples (“root vegetables”!) With no fashion sense I got into costume design with a passion, and multiple revisions.
On a Sunday night after going to the beach, it was a nice little time waster! Here’s the progress of the “high” elves.
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