|Character from a story I was planning on doing called "VS". From '06. Wow, check the cd player and horrible anatomy.|
I saw a post by Ryan Ottley on DA a few months back that really got me thinking. In it he was talking about artwork of his he hated and not wanting people to see it. So he burnt them. The pieces not the people. As much as I hate a lot of stuff I draw, and there's A LOT of stuff I won't dare show people, I can't bring myself to destroy my work. However, there's some stuff that's in my portfolio that I'm retiring...not only is this stuff old but it's just bad art. And I've decided to publicly share that retirement with you.
Why? Not sure. Maybe I stand by where I was skill-wise when I did the piece. Maybe it's not that big of a deal. I will admit I'm a little nervous...there's something to be said for having bad art existing in this new digital environment that never forgets. I mean, suppose someone pulls up a horrible old piece of mine that they think represents the 2011 Shawn and that takes away from possible employment? Can't afford too much (or any) of that. But hopefully, that won't be the case.
Anyways, here's the first piece I will forever retire from my portfolio. Be kind.