2019 is here and so are some new art goals. I love the start of a new year and thought it was the perfect opportunity to create a new avatar and think about my art goals for 2019. Last year I didn’t make any goals and got a bit lost and unfocused at time. I tried waaay to many personal monthly challenges, which all failed because I was trying to force myself to draw something I didn’t feel like.
I also find I don’t really have a thing yet. Like, some artists really know what they like. They draw snippets from there life, or comics about cats, or ethereal portraits of waifish woman. I don’t have a thing. One day I’ll draw a penguin, the next I’ll draw a house from google maps, the next I’ll draw a terrible portrait and then cover it in black paint and call it “moonless night”.
So for 2019 that’s gonna be my main goal: find my thing! I got to planning how I’m going to do that in Frannerd’s new planner.
So, how am I going to do this?
- People – full bodied, in poses, in actions, interacting, doing stuff. Keep the dismembered heads to a minimum
- Places – these are things my people will interact with. Not a full street scene, but maybe just a bench and a flock of birds to feed.
- Pets – this should really be animals (but that doesn’t alliterate!) I really enjoyed drawing animals for Inktober last year so I’m keeping the party going!
So everything I do this year will fall under one of those sections (or all of them at the same time!) and no more monthly challenges! Hopefully this way I will keep a focus and improve my skills and style.
A couple of little goals I have are to fill up some of my empty sketchbooks. I’m hoping to fill up 6 – that’s 2 a month – so hopefully it’s doable! If not, hopefully my pet llama can help me out.
Lastly, I would like to work in Procreate more – so I’m starting a digital sketchbook and I’ll try to draw in it most days. I want to keep a sketchbook because I find working in Procreate quite stressful sometimes. There’s so many choices, so many brushes and ways to do things. So many styles and I can undo and re-do over and over and over. So with all of that AND the pressure to create an amazing finished piece – it just kind of put me off from using my iPad for art.
So watch out Procreate – I’m coming for you!
Those are my goals this year. Check out the video below to see the process of my new avatar and hear me ramble about goals some more.