Another Case of the Unfinished

Originally posted on April 26, 2016.

So, the above drawing was my second attempt at doing the whole half-winging-it-half-being-faithful-to-the-original-photograph thing, except in this case I winged not actually finishing the drawing.
This might have partially come from how I've been listening to a lot of Nirvana lately (specifically the MTV Unplugged in New York album, if you must know) and how I've had a lot of necessarily and unnecessarily stressful things turning over in my mind. Thus, my artistic style became more aggressive, rushed and borderline sloppy.

Usually, when I veer away from my usual artistic style like this I give myself major guilt trips, but this time I'm fine with the change. The different mindset allowed me to explore a different way of creating art. I also like how it added a bit more of variety to my range of pieces.

Do you rely on being in a certain state of mind for when you draw/paint/etc.?