“Should have stopped working on this piece 20 minutes ago.”
I feel that way about a piece pretty often, but I’m not always sure “20-minutes-ago” was actually a good time to stop. So this is what I did today.
At figure drawing practice, I work on one long pose. “Long” being three 20-25 minute sessions with breaks between them. I use session 1 to do a charcoal study. And sessions 2 and 3 to work on a single piece, usually in color. So this time, I photographed my work at the end of every one of those sessions.
I’m pretty convinced I should have stopped at the end of session 2, what do you think?