Since everyone else is doing it. I had to think for a while to come up with anything I accomplished, but maybe there actually is something there. Usually I don't feel as if I have done much.
• Survived until my 30th birthday (today)
• Finished 12+ paintings for my first book from a major publisher: "Watercolour Made Easy: Fairies And Fantasy" which come out in February.
• Was a vendor at a good size craft show for the first time in years and did surprisingly well considering we had snow in May and no heating.
• Self published my webcomic in an actual professionally printed book form.
• Finished around 65 paintings total
• Reached 500 sales on Etsy.
• Completely my first digital painting since 2003.
• Learned offering commissions in Artist Alley isn't so bad. • Re-designed my website to the first original design since it's birth.
• Received an award from an art show
• Sold an original at Dragon Con
• Was featured in Art Scene International
• Fixed some bad licensing choices to the best of my ability.
• Got a bike and actually used it a bit.
• Realized my art is not good enough if I want to accomplish the illustration goals I'd originally had years ago and future projects I would like to do and determined things I would like to improve. Somewhere I got stuck being a "fairy artist" because it was easier to do things that I knew I could sell rather than work on improving things which were not immediately marketable. I have finally reached a point where I can look at something not completely beautiful and think it might actually be fun to paint.
• Be more organized.
• Draw more comics and improve them because I am horribly out of practice.
• Sketch more often just for the purpose of improving, not only when planning a painting (I've made a good start at this because I filled as many pages in a month as I did all summer).
• Work on sketching expressions, animals, kids, movement, proportions, buildings etc. Remember to sketch from a basic skeleton rather than starting with the head. Try not to center compositions.
• Paint some ideas from my long list of painting ideas
• Try to start on one of the themed illustration lists
• Complete another painting with water soluble oils.