A series of tiny failures


It wasn't so long ago that I would have seen the sketch below as one big failure.

These days my assessment is a bit more generous.

I now recognize the sketch as a series of tiny failures. A bunch of tiny mishaps that added up to something much larger.

I see the small errors in the nose. In the eyes. In the hat.

Each one of those errors can be taken care of with a bit of practice.

One by one, bit by bit . . .

Until one day I'm able to sketch something more nearly resembling the original.


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This post is by Jake LaCaze and originally appeared on blog.jakelacaze.com.