I'm starting to realize in this art thing that there are times when it's better to quit something before too much more time is invested. I said yesterday that I would keep working on the drawing I created but the more I thought about it last night, the less I wanted to invest more time into a drawing that didn't make sense to me. I've written before about trusting the process and allowing a drawing to evolve as I work on it. I just didn't feel that way with this one. I spent many hours on it yesterday so it was difficult to give up on it but I simply didn't want to spend even more hours on it today. I figure that since I'm in learning mode right now, it's more important for me to feel like I'm learning how to do these techniques properly and to feel like I've nailed them, then I can play later, get more abstract. I didn't trash yesterday's drawing so there's always a chance to revisit it later.
So today's daily art drawing is a redo of Angel Kagero's eye view part 1. I used white paper this time, instead of grey. I also started by adding streets into the scene to give the buildings the structure of city blocks. I can't tell you how many times I had to erase. It's kinda ridiculous how hard it is to get the lines right, especially at the bottom of the buildings...the base of them touching the ground. Part of the problem is that I have trouble visualizing the angles and how they should be shaped. Once I have them drawn, they make sense but I had to erase so many times!
Tomorrow I will start to tackle the details. I expect the windows to take a while but I hope to not have to erase too many more times!