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peach III

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Well... here we are again. If this looks a little familiar.. it's 'cause it's a redo of these two: peach (painted 2009) and peach II (painted 2011). 

So around the start of the year I was having a conversation with a friend concerning my work. The peachII image came up and he said something to the affect that I haven't improved any since painting it. So of course I was like, "OK, challenge accepted." Of course when I started painting this I was thinking, "oh this gonna be easy, I've improved TONS since that old painting" but you know as I was working on this I realized something: I haven't actually improved that much. I actually struggled a bit and found tons of things I still need to work on. le sigh.

It just never ends, you know? No matter how far you go, you still have farther to go. At first that might seem somewhat depressing, but it's really not. If we were to put this into MMORPG terms.. imagine if drawing and painting actually had a level cap. You'd hit it and then what? You're stuck doing the same dailies every day. Everything would stagnate. But there is no level cap. You just keep leveling. You just keep giving yourself new quests and keep chugging along. Say, have I ever told the story of how I got into drawing because of World of Warcraft? No? Well, it's been a while now since I've told this story, so I'm not too sure how it goes, but it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes.

Yes I know, I'm starting to do old man rambles. The short of it: I hope someone likes the picture! I will likely do a peach IV in the future. Though it does sting, learning really is more fun than knowing.


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