This week I learned a lesson in slowing down and paying attention.
The assignments I'm working on right now have very fast turnarounds and I find that I'm glossing over things way too quickly because of it. Glossing has not helped me speed up , it has actually slowed me down because I'm having to go back and start over.
Here is an example of what I mean.
Along with the assignment, I was given guidelines for elements they wanted in the scene and also a manuscript.
Mistake #1 The guidelines say that the boy and dog are running outside. Umm...looks more like I decided to send them on a leisurely stroll.
Mistake # 2 Because the guidlelines were so specific I didn't bother to open the email with the manuscript. Wrongo, Rozalind ! When I did read the manuscript- AFTER completing sketches, scanning and getting ready to send to client- it revealed that they are on a farm not in a suburb.
Back to the sketchpad...
Now I think it's ready to be reviewed...
Quite a difference when you slow down and read everything properly, huh?