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2018 ILLUSTRATOR GOALS

Happy New Year, all you wonderful people!  I am happy to say that the holiday rush is now over.  Due to all the madness involving birthdays and holidays, I’m usually busy from October to the beginning of January.  I can finally breath again!

 

BACK TO NORMAL

I actually played at least two hours of Minecraft today, as a way of celebrating my freedom. (I’m doing some terraforming and building a pretty cool mountain fortress in an AMAZING single player world I created.  If you’re interested in getting the seed, just mention it in the comments below.)

 

THE PURGE

One of my 2018 goals is to finish purging my house.  I use the basic principles of the KonMari tidying method.  This means that I only keep what I love, or what is actually useful.  I also have keepsake boxes, which are probably too numerous to conform to the KonMari method.  Anyway, I actually get really excited about purging, it’s just I don’t always have time for it.  But this year, I want to purge the whole house, and also sell a bunch of stuff on eBay.

 

ANATOMY

I realized that I definitely do not meet my own standards of acceptable skills in drawing human anatomy, so this year I want to focus on drawing people a lot more.  I’ll probably be posting my sketches on my Instagram account, if you want to follow me there.  I’m also really bad at drawing male faces, so that’s something else for me to work on.

 

ESSENTIAL OIL PROJECT

I’m currently finishing up an “Essential Oil Image Bundle” series.  I have three more to go, and I’ll be taking a break from the essential oil art.  I’m posting the image downloads on Etsy, and I’ll also post some photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Behance.  If the essential oil image bundles get some attention, I may create more of them in the future.  The one I’m working on right now is lavender, which is kind of fun.  It’s always fun deciding which elements involving each essential oil to include.

 

TIME MANAGEMENT

I’m trying to work on proper time management and delegation of tasks, because currently it is very difficult to find time for working on art.  I might also try meal planning, which saves time and money.

 

HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS

I plan on losing 20 lbs this year, which will get me very close to my goal weight.  I started eating healthier this holiday season, but in 2018 I want to improve on that even more.

 

Well, it’s getting late, so that’s it for now!  I hope you all have a wonderful 2018, and if you have any goals for this year, I’d love if you would mention them in the comments!  Happy New Year!

 

ART COMPETITION: PATRIOTISM

Today I entered a bi-weekly art competition hosted by TheWeeklyArtComp on Instagram. The theme changes every two weeks, and this time the theme is “Patriotism”. I’ve been following this account for a few months, and finally decided to submit something for one of the competitions.

 

 

The submission with the most “likes” by next Sunday wins the competition. Second and third place are also recognized.

If you are interested in giving me a like, I would greatly appreciate it. Here is the link: https://www.instagram.com/theweeklyartcomp/

I’ll let you know the results next week!