I had decided to do the paintbrushes, but I was a little apprehensive about painting metal. I had wanted to try all the crazy reflections and shapes that come with painting metal, so I looked really hard and tried to see the shapes within. I wasn't happy with it, but I had to leave it to go to lunch for a friend's birthday. When I came back it looked quite a bit better than I had thought when I left it. I think sometimes you can look so hard at something that you see only the parts and not the whole. I tried too hard to see the reflected shapes and ended up losing the brushes themselves. The lesson learned in this sketch is to find the balance between the detail and the object, and to not let the detail overwhelm the story.
"Solutions to problems often depend upon how they're defined."
Mary Catherine Bateson