Every year I start several personal pieces that for some reason or another end up being left unfinished. Most of the times I need to abandon them in order to focus on real work and once I can come back to them I have lost the interest, the motivation or I just want to start a totally new piece. In other cases, I come back to an image willing to finish it but as months have passed since the last time I worked on it I now see too many problems and prefer to start over instead of continuing with the same painting. And in the rarest of cases I go back to a painting and just finish it.
Here I have a little collection of unfinished images from 2017.
I started this piece as a homage to Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball wich is the manga/tv show that got me into drawing in the first place. This one will be left unfinished, I don't think I will ever come back to it. I will probably work on some other Dragon Ball fan art in the future, but it will be a completely different image.
For this one I wanted to do something on the vibe of the cards for the game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. I love the world of the Witcher games and I have played some Gwent too. The art on those cards is truly awesome and I even collect the images on a folder on my computer for inspiration.
From all the images that I am sharing in this article this is the one that has more probabilities to be finished in a near future, although with a few little changes.
Yes, another female orc. I paint a lot of them, I know. This one started as a warm up sketch but I decided to finish it. Most probably I won't come back to it.
I will show only a couple of unfinished studies as I have too many of them. I do a lot of studies, from gesture drawings to value studies, composition studies and color studies. Most of them are quick exercises but every now and then I like to try painting some detailed ones. These two are examples of that.
And this is all for today. Thank you for reading and see you next week.