I thought it’d be an interesting discussion to ask people what they consider an ordinary/reasonable amount of time to devote to a single piece of art work. Let’s say in particular personal artwork, rather than commercial/deadlined work.
Do you complete something you think is finished enough to show people in less than an hour? Do you usually work on something for a long stretch of hours, and then consider it done when the day ends? Do you come back to it over and over again for stretches over longer periods of time? Are you in the midst of something that you plan to see through to its completion in 2050?
Also, please comment on the nature of your artwork. I’d expect animators to be working with longer timeframes than illustrators, for example…
I forgot to get it started with my own. I generally expect to spend over a month on an animated short. I don’t do much single-frame illustration that I think qualifies as “finished”.
Oh, and by the way, I don’t mean to imply that there is any kind of right answer here. Some people, for example, are interested in speed-modeling or really intuitive, fast art pieces. Some people are just naturally fast, or, on the other hand, may be really busy with other things. I’m just curious.