On not trying too hard

“These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.” ~ Giorgio Vasari

I had every intention of doing a bunch of sketches of elephants today and got a bit discouraged after the first attempt which I ended up overworking. This quote reminds me that I need to start again and again and again and not get too caught up in getting it “right”. If I come up with something worth showing, I’ll post it soon.

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