I don't know anything about art, but this advice probably is vague enough to apply: showing off something imperfect will allow others to offer their (hopefully constructive) criticisms, which allows you to understand your work from multiple perspectives.
So I'm all for seeing something thats not perfect, cause no one can help you if you hide it.
I'm not the best artist. in fact, my page all got started because of a joke between friends. however when you put your all into something, even if you can't get one part right, you should show it all. Not only to learn from your mistakes and improve but to also show your self and others the things that you can do.
Honestly I have nothing against shortcuts just so long as they're not overdone like Rob Liefeld's drawings (example here: assets.sbnation.com/assets/107…) but it is best if you leave it as is. It'll help you improve when looking back at it.
If I make something that looks nice and I can improve it by changing something, I'm going to change it. If there's an aspect I didn't do well, I'll redo it. If I can't redo it, I'll try to do something different with it. I'm only being dishonest if I'm doing something like constantly covering up hands and constantly claiming I'm the best fucker in the world at drawing hands.
I just leave it as is. I draw so badly that no amount of touchups will never make it any better. DA left me a bit jaded since I saw some artists from my younger days suddenly becoming very good in modern times.
I may not be an artist at the moment, but I'd say continue on, and start making practice images involving that particular element. I mean the worse that will happen is that you don't quite improve, but make it part of your style, and it grows on you. There's no real loss in having that "Perfect piece but with a flaw." As having that flaw makes it something far more powerful.
Also acknowledging you have a shortcoming means you know you have room to grow and am willing to grow. As to just going "HAH! HIDE IT AND LET THE PEONS SHOWER RAIN ON ME!" like some artists out there.
-Shots fired rapid airhorn-
If my tone is taken wrong, let me know. I know I tend to make my wording a bit poor at times.
what ever you do don't scrap it. as many have said prior this really isn't a problem with a correct answer. As long as your aware of the problem area you can always come back to it once you've figured out how to correct it.
Leave it the way it is. The worst thing that can happen is that someone will give you constructive criticism or point out what they think is wrong. No matter how perfect a piece feels, you may look at years later and laugh at the notion that you thought it was your best piece ever. If you are proud of it, I'm sure it will get the recognition it deserves, even if it's not perfect. It's all about learning and continuing to get better!
Keep working on that part until you get it right. Try flipping the image or different angles, look up references. Practice it out of context. It'll take longer but you'll be more satisfied with the result. ^^
Unless it's a minor detail, then you can leave it as is and do better next time.
Then again remember: "How is one to advance, nerd, if you keep wasting your energy on one enemy?" -Some ninja
It really depends if that part is crucial to the piece or not. If it's something minor, you can always cover it up. But if it's a major part of the piece, might as well swallow your pride and learn how to do it properly. If you're gonna do it, might as well do it right.
That's one of the things that there is no real correct answer to. I'm not an artist, but I am a programmer who runs into this problem quite a bit. Covering the one part up works, but it will eat at you. Every single time you look at your creation, that's the first thing that will come to mind. Leaving it as is could be considered honorable, at least if you consider covering it up dishonorable. However, people really tend not to care about cover-ups when they consume content. As long as what they're getting works for them, they could care less if what's delivered wasn't originally what the creator had in mind. Refraining from publishing it might work, however this is how you get burnt out on things. It's like a death spree in a video game, you keep getting it wrong and getting it wrong until you get frustrated with it all, take a break, come back after working on other things with a different mindset and you might end up getting it on your first try. Scrapping projects is something I've done many many times, and it's discouraging to say the least. All that work gone, and even though you learned from it, you still wish something physical would've come out it in the end.
What I personally do is include that area in as many of my projects as possible. At first a foreach loop was just an impossible concept for me, I had no idea how to actually use it without it being clunky and just inefficient IF I could even get it to work at all. So I used the damn thing as much as I could, and over time I got better. Now it's honestly one of my favorite tools to use when working with data. While I feel like some projects suffered because of it, my current ones are definitely working better because of it.
While I'm not sure the perspective of someone who works in C# will be of any help, (I can't draw my way out of a wet paper bag,) if this question is hypothetical since your artwork seems as amazing as ever or even if you'll bother reading something so long-winded, that's the best answer I can give.
Heheh, ooooh that happened not so long ago for me.=v= Ones I saw it so couldn't I do anything els but to cover it up, but I would have tried to redo it (or draw something els on it) if it wouldn't have been for the fact that it was already inked and colored with promarkers.DX
Well anyway, cover it up with something you can do is my tip, but if it doesn't look too bad so is there no harm in showing it!^v^
aye, leave it as is. the artists eyes have a way of soughting out what needs to be fixed, while the common viewer will most likely still praise it. If you truly feel bad about it, then fix it at your own time. Mistakes are what make your work yours and can lead to further inspiration to improve. Own up to it.
the key is to realize that you'll make something better later on, so you shouldn't get yourself stuck on one single picture Also, if you can't fix something specific or make it look like the way you want it to, you either need to practice more fundamental things and/or start the picture over
At least 7/10 times I see artists come up with a variation on this question it's something only they can see. So given no context of what you're worried about, or if this is a hypothetical, going with the 'dishonest to cover it up' mostly because it's the closest option to 'leave it be, it's not as bad as you think'
How abput dedicating a study to it? <w<a ya know, like a hand or foot study owo Just draw it over and over until ya get the feel for it and can make it lookgood, and them show the world how cool you are owo)/