There’s a couple things that I think goals need to work.
- Accountability – tell someone your goals.
- Breaking it down into smaller steps you can take towards a larger goal.
- You have to actually write that shit down.
If that last one sounds obvious to you, cool. It should. Yet somehow a lot of us kinda forget that step.
I’ve been breaking down my goals into tasks on Wunderlist, which is a pretty good to-do list website/app.
My goals for 2018 look something like this:
Of course, that’s still vague as hell so I gotta break it down further into smaller steps I can take to achieve each one of those. That’s what the video is about, but if you’re more of a reader than a watcher, here’s how I broke each one down:
Draw more Backgrounds:
- Research videos
- Watch Skillshare videos
- Make a list of drawing prompts
- Gather photos for studies
- Draw 10 finished bgs
Draw more traditional art:
- Stream traditional art once a week on Twitch
- 3 days a week, draw in a sketch journal
- Go to life drawing classes
Get Better at Likenesses
- Research likeness tips on YouTube
- Draw a portrait from RedditGetsDrawn once a month
- Draw 5 caricatures
- Go to monthly life drawing sessions
- Read my anatomy books
- Do some skeletal studies
- Do some muscle studies
I probably should get more specific on how many studies I want to do and when, etc.
Get Better at Drawing Clothing/Fabric
- Draw some clothes lol
I gotta get more specific here as well… come up with a more fleshed out plan and schedule.
Add More Prints to my Shops
- Add more pieces to my Cheveux de Fleur series
- Create a new emote once a month and add some products to Redbubble
- Complete 4 mermaid paintings
So those are more or less my goals for the year. I definitely need to keep drilling down and getting more specific, but this list is helpful as a starting point.
I’ve already started working on backgrounds and I feel like I have a long road ahead, but it’s not a bad start!
I’ve also been doing a lot more sketching and traditional art!
I’d love to hear what YOUR art goals are for this year. Leave a comment or Tweet at me!