After a really rewarding coloring session with Wicket last month, I was back to being really disappointed with the Boba of this month. I feel like I didn’t have direction and should have gone with my gut feeling. Originally, I wanted to experiment and make this dark and moody to reflect Boba Fett (I’m not sure if he’s moody, but perhaps he is?). I wanted to try darker tones and see if I could make something visually appealing with somber hues.
Instead, I looked at my 50 different colored pencils and thought, “But I love bright colors!!!” And went on a happy spree…and instead ended up not liking what I’ve done and frustrated that I didn’t challenge myself/go with my gut feeling of the darker tone. I also need to stop relying so heavily on purple because though it’s my favorite color, and can work well (as with Wicket), it can dominate a picture and should be used sparingly. I felt like that was the case with this picture where what I thought would be a tad of purple, ended up monopolized this picture.
Oh, fun fact though. I sharpened a lot of my pencils for this and when I went to get a pencil shapener, it was facing top side down. I pulled it out and look what it had on the front:
It’s official! Star Wars really is omnipresent in my life.
Anyway, here we go:
I also made a haiku because I didn’t do any in November and want to get back on track.
Can’t wait to see what Mei-Mei did for her Boba Fett drawing and hopefully she had more success or happiness than I did. I’m surprised our pictures were so similar last month.