This quote from the 48 laws of power, (full disclosure I have not read) is a wonderful sculpting and painting tip, I see so many students doing wonderful work, but then they slow down and get lost and start overworking, during class I ask them to step away if they’re not sure what to do next, but this quote is eloquently written and sounds much better than me saying quit picking or quit smoothing!
”If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity.”
My favorite teacher, Simon Kogan, would have me resculpt a piece rather than smoosh all the energy and spontaneity of the first marks.
Go forth and create my friends- just remember to step away.