I found an example of what I was talking about in the Breadcrumbs: Documentarian post. Below is the first ever paper-cut piece I made and the most recent.
Spooky pumpkin cameo!
The first thing I notice about it is the perspective, it’s so tragically off, though it lends a certain charm to it all. The details are so completely off, the layers don’t make any sense. I used plain card stock and didn’t have any of the precise cutting tools that I have now.
I didn’t attempt another paper cut for a long time, but I had been mulling it over in the back of my mind. When I attempted my second, it looked much better. It had actual color, for on thing.
Fast foward about two years, and we have my latest attempt.
In a lot of ways, this is the piece I wanted to make in the first place. This attempt has a lot more complexity. I’m proud of the progress I’ve made, and that helps to motivate me to try new things in the future. Art is a process, and ultimately success and failure are just fuel to move you forward.