Want to know a trick? Want to get a fresh view of your work and see your awful 'hidden' mistakes with immediate results? Scan your sketch into photoshop and choose 'flip horizontal,' and it will give you a mirror image. Believe 'you-me', your weaknesses will jump out at you like an old 3-d movie. You may scream in anguish and frustration, but hey, you're still in sketch phase right? Better now than after you've spent time painting it. So get those 3-d glasses on.
If you were a fly on the wall during the seconds before I flip my sketch, it'd be similar to someone waiting on their chosen answer in "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire." Will it work? Will I hit the jackpot and go right to the painting stage? Or will I have to go back to the drawing board and start over?
Completely unrelated, but just one of those strange things that happen in every day life--I injured myself with a chewable tylonal. Now, how on earth could someone manage that, you may ask. Well they come in blister packs made of some very sharp plastic, and I had it in my pocket ---and when I sat down, it scratched my leg--almost a foot long. Looked like I had met with the wrong end of a cat! Reminds me of someone I knew back in school who had to get their toe stitched after a run-in with a stale rice crispy that had gotten stuck in the carpet. I think I'll keep my tylonal injury...
'Scuse the (probably) numerous grammar, spelling and structural mistakes. It's late--3 am. And there's a reason why I never became an editor.