1) To actively improve my art, instead of just letting time do its work, by...
a) Looking up tutorials and practicing what they advise
b) Taking on art challenges and requests/commissions that push me out of my comfort zone
c) Simply drawing more2) To participate more in art communities, by...
a) commenting more on the webcomics I enjoy
b) commenting more on deviantArt
c) seeking out new comics and new artists to follow and supporting them with publicity or money for kickstarters/patreons if I can afford it
1) is a resolution from last year, but like all my resolutions, I kind of let it fall by the wayside in the mire of 2014. The measly progress I made was to start this blog: courtneysartrefs.tumblr.com/
based on the advice of
. I just need to actually check in there and use it more! I'm rebooting this resolution in the hopes it turns out better.
I really want 2015 to be a great year for my art. It's going to NEED to be, as I attempt to make some kind of tribute for my favorite game's 20th anniversary later this year (Donkey Kong Country 2), and as we go through the prequel arc of The Fourth in the hopes to publish this story as a book. I'm still a busy person, but I'm attempting to increase my productivity in various ways - mainly by cutting back on social media - so I can squeeze in this extra practice and effort.
Hopefully that means you'll be seeing more submissions from me around these parts!