Engaged & Persisted
In my piece I overcame MOST of my problems, not all. In the beginning I took measures to make sure that I didn't move to far ahead in a certain area of my project because if I did it might have affected the other side and then it would just lead to more problems. While I was working I came to a crossroads on whether I wanted to continue with my graphite theme or use colored pencil to have a focal point in my piece. I made a mistake on my cherry blossom trees that really just made me want to give up and that was that I had darkened the branches before I figured out how I wanted to draw the cherry blossoms and that mistake is what ruined my perspective in my own piece and that is something you as an artist never want to do, is give up on your art. I learned through this experience is that you should never move ahead in a phase of your art without thinking it through because then it could really screw you up in the long run.
I stepped back amd refelcted on my piece every time I began to struggle in the creative department, I always stopped and thought of how I was going to proceed and how I was going to start on the next phase. I barely ever asked anyone.for their opinions through moat of the time I was workimg on the project, The only time I asked someone was during my coloring phase and even during that I kept my interaction to a minimum. I learned two things from this process, 1, I learned that not asking for critques on your work could either be helpful or could completly ruin your piece, and 2, Dont give on your work because time is not on your side.