I’m a firm believer that the smallest details often make the biggest difference – in art, business, in our daily lives, etc. Going the extra mile and exerting the additional effort is often what’s required to achieve greatness in any aspect of life.
I could have easily glossed over the elastic waist on the shorts. After all there’s a good chance that they’ll be covered with matting once this piece is framed. But I never want to take short cuts. I want people to examine this piece all over and say “wow, even the waist on the shorts have a ton of detail.” Again, it’s such a small part of the drawing do it will likely go unnoticed by most but, for those who do see these details, and think they’ll truly appreciate the extra effort. At least, that’s my hope.