Most people won't show you the ugly stage of their work. So you don't know that it's okay to have an ugly stage - and that you can get past it. But there are always times when we think we've ruined a painting and we just don't push through past the ugly stage. The next stage of the Tweets will look better (I hope! ha ha)
And while that ugly stage was waiting for the next stage, I started another small painting of a red-faced macaque.
Putting in the eyes and shaping the face made this one look much better than the ugly stage (which you didn't get to see on this one). A bit more shaping and he'll be done. These are the monkeys you see in the hot springs in Japan. I've only seen them in zoos and that's where this photo was taken.