It's been a little difficult getting any actual finished artwork done around here lately. Mimi here is just one of the obstacles (this photo is looking down at my lap while sitting at my studio table). I'm still in a researching/sketching/researching/sketching phase and I still don't feel like I've hit on my next direction yet.
One of the things I learned at school was to have a deep and abiding fear of using the figure in my work. I'm not sure if that's just a random thing based on the professors I happened to work with or if everyone hears that while studying art. Anyway, part of me sort of thinks that the figure would be interesting...kind of gives anything a narrative quality, in my opinion. But I really don't like all the "pretty girl" art I see around the interwebs these days. And I'm not really good at doing any kind of caricaturing or stylizing in my drawings.
So that's my dilemma. Still working on it, and if I ever come up with anything I'm happy with, I'll be sure to let you all know :)