Nothing kills a painting faster, for me, than serious intention. As soon as I grip my wrist and say to myself, "This is going to be good," I start to strangle everything in my path.
I did some decent color studies last night, warming up for the Jeff Kidder, Naco fight illustration:
But when it came time to do a serious intention study, this afternoon, I flat out killed it:
In fact I'm so disgusted with this I may pull this Classic Gunfight and put in another fight for this issue and hold the Kidder shootout for another day.
Very discouraged. Feel like giving up. Gee, I wonder what ol' Waldo has to say about this?
"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson