My artwork for the year has already started. I can't wait to go to my table and start painting. I've been trying to add more depth to my images, making more layers, adding backgrounds, shadows, and highlights. When you look at a drawing or painting and the image appears to be "floating" it is lacking shadow. If all the colors are the same tones, with little difference between dark and light, it lacks highlights. There is so much to keep track of, but at some point, I learned to look at my work and critique it as I am going along, instead of when I am finished.
I hope this means that I am no longer focused on the end result of completing my image, but instead I am busy working on the process of creating. Or maybe, I just learned to do things more efficiently... either way, I learned something!