My question is how does a novice resist the temptation to go ALL OUT and build the most intricate and detailed scene he/she can think of? This obviously wastes LOADS of time, but provides some learning experience in the form of failure to reach expectations. Which is a nice good reality check and slap in the face. I know because I just got metaphorically slapped by all the negative feedback I received on my latest work, where I put days of work into, only to receive the almighty neutral "meh, i seen you do better" response from my friends.
Here is where I am at today in terms of my sketching.
Obviously my ultimate goal would be to reach pro status, get a nice place in competitions, or somehow be featured in books.
But today I must resist those grandiose dreams, somehow..... Does anyone else get this dilema? What do you do when your heart says GO BIG, but your pencil says "your still too small"?
I hope I am communicating this idea well. I hope for some feedback. Thanks!