Over the years I’ve complained about Epilogue.net rejecting this or that picture. Given that they are a free service I’m not really that upset. Free has its price and if I don’t like it I can go somewhere else. Or get off my lazy butt and build my own danged website.
I’m not saying that I can always tell when one of my illustrations is bad. Usually it’s that I can’t tell if an illustration is really good. That’s why I have other people make the final picks whenever I put together any sort of portfolio. I’m more likely to see the flaws than the merits of an illustration.
Which brings me to today’s post. I did this one intending to post the finished version to Epilogue. But after working on it diligently I finally decided that it … well … kinda sucked. And that nothing I did to it would make it better.
Often times I’ll do an illustration, not like it much and then look at it again years later and find its merits. This one was done in 2003 or 2004 and it still looks like the only way to improve it would be to start from over from scratch.