Sketch of the week 6-Concubine origins
Another example of me not following my sketch.
My initial idea for a concubine was heavily influenced by ancient Mesopotamian, tribal clothes. She started out looking very ethnic, like a Bedouin princess, but gradually evolved into a more refined, regal lady of the court. So, I pretty much started out with one doll and ended up with something totally different. And this is often the case. While I work and follow my instincts, it all makes sense, but then the project is finished and I look at the disparity between the sketch and the doll and wonder, “How the heck did this happen?” But I’ve learned to trust my instincts. The heart wants what it wants, and my hands comply subconsciously, making decisions seemingly on their own.
But I always second guess my instincts anyway. A lot of times it’s a waste of time, but I have to do that in order to negotiate the proper course of action and achieve the balance between ideas and execution.
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