11 It’s done when it’s done
I wish there was a magic clue that informs me that my piece is done. Unfortunately there isn’t, and so I have to rely on my artistic instincts and feedback from artist pals and the publisher. Yet there’s usually a moment when I feel that I’ve finished. I then close the file, leave it alone for the night and look at it the following day. If there’s something amiss, it’ll usually pop out when I study it with fresh eyes. Of course, for this workshop I’ve focused on the central figure. I still have to integrate her with the background.