unfinished

September 10, 2011

creatively speaking, im having a terribly dry patch.  it’s not that i havent got ideas – i do. i have more than i can possibly squeeze into my available time. the problem is more that i cant seem to get anything finished.

at timeswhen i lose focus, i have a tendency to look through old work and sketchbooks to try and ignite my inspiration and work ethic. but it never helps.

indeed, it usually only highlights how many other unfinished projects ive accumulated over the years. these are 3 images from my metaphorical pile of unfinished digital works. there’s something about each of them that i still quite like..

“merman”  [pencil sketch + p/shop, wacom. july 2007]

“little miss muffet”  [p/shop, wacom. may 2007]

“in the closet”  [p/shop, wacom. may 2008]

but it got me wondering, do other creative types have as much unfinished work lying around??  have writers got boxes of forgotten tales which never made it beyond 2 chapters? do all other artists have dozens of unfinished canvasses stacked ontop of the wardrobe? or 40gb of digitally created images backed-up but forgotten on your hard drive? musicians too, must have unfinished melodies bursting out from under the bed?

…or is it just me who only completes 1 project out of 20?

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4 Responses to “unfinished”


  1. hey dude, I know exactly what you mean, sometimes I think I’m shit after seeing/listening to my own stuff for ages, then I go back to it and start nodding, I get bored of doing it too, and it kind of feels like I’m getting nowhere, but I just allays remind myself that I am actually creating something and learning whether I’m enjoying it or not so it becomes something beautiful no matter what :) and mr zombie, your art is fantastic :) much love xx


  2. coming back to a project with a fresh set of eyes [ears] is so important when it comes to figuring out if the piece is any good. can be so easy to get wrapped up and lose objectivity when you’re immersed in what you’re doing.

    and thanks! x


  3. I’m diggin’ on “In the closet” sir.


    • thanks!
      y’know, ive spent about 10 minutes trying to think up a suitable joke regarding ‘gay skeletons coming out of the closet’. but im just at a complete loss – it seems humour is eluding me right now :[


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