A long while ago I read a journal post that my fellow artist friend, Tracy Williams, wrote that inspired me write one, myself. It was about setting goals for yourself, creating an appropriate timeline in which to complete them, and then giving yourself a reward! I’m all over that!
It’s been a few…months since I first read that post, and I think I have finally begun to think of some for my own! She had also mentioned it’s a good idea to post these goals on a blog, if you have one.
My first immediate goal is a fairly new one, because I just discovered the website, and thought it’d be the most reasonable. I discovered a new blog in development called Alphabeastiary through Pokemonathon. It’s only just started, so try out!! The “A” beast is still up, and due October 30th, so there’s still time.
My goal for this is just that. I’m going to go along with the challenge, even if my piece doesn’t get shown. I’ll be finishing these before they are due on the website, be them digital paintings, ink drawings, black and white, anything! My reward for completing this project will be …THE OKAMI ART BOOK. I want it…super badly.
Here’s a quick preview of my beastie. Idn’t he just the cutest?? His pose may look a little off, but there’s a lot I haven’t drawn in, yet. Like what’s under his paw, or in his mouth.
My second goal is really because I want to learn to capture moments, emotions and places and be able to relay it to others in a coherent way. To do this I’ll start with a little journal comic that I will draw every day. I won’t need to post it, but I do want that to be an option. They’ll start off little, silly, and probably about nonsensical things. I want to use these as a way to experiment with what I think drawing comics can mean for me. When I get up to five or seven comics I’ll start choosing which ones I’d like to post. My reward for creating one every day up until I can I save up enough will be to buy … a Cintiq. I’ve been wanting one for years. And since I seem to be going mainly digital I think it’d be a smart move on my part. I can decide on size later.
… this post will be updated the more I think of goals and rewards. I’m still thinking of many, but I am tired, and it is late. Niiighty night you crazy kids.