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Title: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: gozer on August 04, 2017 07:58:31 AM

 Have you ever had that moment when you are drawing or crafting along and then all of a sudden think all your talent is gone? It's like when you are following a pattern and then all of a sudden you have NO idea what they just did (I sew a lot and this happens to me all the time). Well, Carl did that to me with ATCs. I decided to render him in Copic Markers like I normally do and for some reason everything was going wrong with it.
 I decided to put that aside and work it out in pencil. Still it was wrong but in another way.  :P  In the end I sent both cards and let it up to the person I claimed to decide which to keep. The left is the Copic, right is pencil. The top picture is before I cut them down to ATC size.


 I will attempt him again when I think I can handle the disappointment.  :P


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: sheepBlue on August 04, 2017 08:05:43 AM
Um. I'm not sure what you're talking about. They both look amazing!  :D


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: jillybeans on August 04, 2017 08:25:19 AM
Girl, you crazy! They both look awesome!!!


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: Smmarrt on August 04, 2017 11:59:45 AM
Me three - I love them.


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: Patraw on August 04, 2017 12:23:32 PM
I prefer the pencil version, but I agree that they're both fine.  I'd recognize the pair as Walking Dead Carl without you telling me who it was beforehand.

It's normal to doubt yourself and your abilities from time-to-time; nearly everyone does.  I just tell myself that, "You've felt this way before and things came out okay; they'll probably turn out fine this time too."


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: storerboughtcreations on August 04, 2017 12:47:37 PM
They both look great!

So here's my thoughts on this... You form an idea in your mind. You think to yourself, I must make this! So you start creating your idea, only to have it not look like what your original idea looked like. You feel it looks horrible. Everyone else gushes about how great it is, and you think everyone is nuts. You don't look at your newly created piece for a month or two, then see a picture of it, or even the actual piece. And 9 times out of 10, you'll realize it was never bad to begin with, you just needed time to forget your original vision.

I think this will be one of those times. :)


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: pookiemccool on August 04, 2017 09:13:23 PM
We are our own worst critics and sometimes you are too close to something to see it clearly. So many times I have hated something when I first finish and then when I go back and look at pictures later I realize it was actually pretty good. I don't know who Carl is but these look pretty good to me, I agree that I like the one on the right better. I think when you look back on these later with fresh eyes you will see the good. :)


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: meleriffic on August 05, 2017 08:08:32 AM
I think they both look amazing and I'm sure the recipient loved them both.


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: lindyv321 on August 05, 2017 08:43:38 AM
I think they both rock!


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: curiousfae on August 06, 2017 10:48:43 AM
I think they both look amazing and I'm sure the recipient loved them both.

You'd be right! I LOVE them. This would have to be a real "Sophie's Choice" if I had to pick a fave.


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: kwality570 on August 06, 2017 01:35:33 PM
These are both absolutely amazing!!! I love both of them. I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite either.


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: pottermouth on August 08, 2017 07:19:41 PM
All I see is awesome!


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: rackycoo on August 23, 2017 08:46:05 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/august-23-2017-featured-projects/)! :)


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: sweets4ever on August 23, 2017 10:20:15 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/august-23-2017-featured-projects/)! :)

Congrats!!


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: gozer on August 24, 2017 05:21:05 AM
 Oh Wow! Thank you!!!


Title: Re: Two Attempts at Carl. Two Fails.
Post by: bunny1kenobi on August 27, 2017 08:26:33 AM
How the heck did I miss this?!??!!!

See, FEATURED PROJECT. They rock! The End!

P.S. Awesome job! Portraiture TOTALLY escapes me. 100% jealous of your skills, girl!