This red pepper is from a new sketch project I've begun, "Contours around the house". I love contour drawing because I love the feeling of looking at the shape of something (especially organic) and recreating the lovely, uneven lines that exist in all natural things. The human figure is the best but in a pinch I go to the crisper. :) These are quick sketches in ink which keep me loose and keep my eyes open.
I've been discussing lately with my creative friends whether process is as important as the final product when creating something.
I believe it's first and foremost important to feel 100% great about something you are putting out into the world. And you should be able to talk about your work - which leads me to process. Without process, there would be no experiments, happy accidents or expressive art for that matter. Not to mention the traditional realms of creating which usually involve very precise processes. So yes, I think process may be even more important than the end result. Process is a result of the need to create. Some artists research a great deal before starting a project. Some have ritualistic preparations they need to endure. Some, like me, follow instictually a spark or brief inspirational encounter then analyze and debrief myself on the meaning (including how I felt and what drove me emotionally during the making) afterwards.
Being an expressive and emotionally driven artist, I believe without sincerity and genuineness in process, the end product means nothing at all.