Today is the thirteenth of the month, which is traditionally Ungood Art Day on JSVB. I show some of my works that just isn't all that great. Most artists always strive to exhibit only their best work, but the ungood stuff is often the foundation for the final product.
Take the photos above, which are self-directed of me walking in a stiff and peculiar manner towards the camera. They aren't much to look at, but with a little love and attention, I can build them into something I figure people will like - see JSVB tomorrow.
Sometimes, it's irritating for me to show clients me work in progress, since often the early stages are so ungood. I remember one client whose wife told him to drop me because my stuff was looking really rank. Truth be told, it did look bad, and I wasn't even certain I could pull the project together. One thing I have learned, though, is that a piece won't seem complete until I get around ninety percent into the project. It's almost always that last push that makes the whole thing sing... or not.