Eyes In The Night: A Street Corner You Don’t Want To Hang Out On
Ever experienced a paralyzing fear of failure? You feel all eyes are on you, and you’re afraid of making a mistake? I think we’ve all been there. The sad part is, we know we
can’t learn and move forward without making mistakes.
A couple of years ago, I did an illustration on this subject for The Partner Channel Magazine. It still makes me laugh, even though it’s clearly a bit over the top. Here’s the final:
I think the grotesque red eyes on the sidewalk were a mistake. It pushes the humor to an extreme.
Also: it’s too symmetrical. The edges may be frayed, but the border is essentially a perfect rectangle. Gives it an amateurish look. I’ve learned to value white space. Irregular borders are more interesting to the eye.
Ah, well– live and learn. Here’s a close-up:
When it comes to bird villains, you can’t beat a vulture. Or is that a buzzard? I can never tell the difference…
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