Completed?

The problem with me and my art is that nothing is ever truly “done”.  I always want to go back and tweak things but the voice of Mr. Parra (my 6th grade art teacher) rings in my ears, “If you mess with something long enough, you’ll screw it up.”  I’ve developed his mantra of, “When it is signed, it’s done.”

So I’m setting this painting aside for a few days before I sign it.

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I’m actually quit happy with it as is, though I am tempted to add some green grass to the image (around the water’s edge).  Might photoshop it in to see how it looks because the background was a custom color I mixed a LONG time ago so anything I paint will be permanent.  Unless I wanted to repaint the background… again.  Which I don’t.

There is some gold shimmery paint on the head and scales that doesn’t really show up well in photographs… also, I found a new printing company that I’ll trying out soon (http://society6.com/DavidMRodriguez).  I need to get some professional photographs of my work taken soon!

Next project, a Super Mario Galaxy tribute for my son.