My goal for the year is to do at least one good quality, print worthy art piece each month. More would be awesome, but at least one a month is more than I've managed in the past. The main thing is that this means that I'll be working on full compositions that have backgrounds and everything. Something that my art has been lacking for a long time now because I'm lazy and lack confidence.
But this year I am working on that. I've already made some leaps and bounds in other areas (see next paragraph). For this month, the Cammy commission will be counted as my one piece. Although I have another one in the works that I may yet get finished before the end of the month. Depends on how well my other commissions progress in the meantime. Either way, I promise more art, just like I said in my previous journal!
One thing that I have been doing for a while now (35 days at this point) is that each day I have drawn a Chibi. This was started as a determination of "I'm going to stop sucking at drawing Chibis" but within the first few days I managed to find my style and I no longer felt that I was unable to draw them. I've continued the project, however, with more success on some days than others in regards to how well the Chibi turns out. I have plans for many of them, to be inked and colored and turned into stickers and possibly in the future even those acrylic charms that I love seeing from other artists. Already, though this new found love of drawing Chibis has even given me a new product that I can offer at conventions-- 3.5"x5" Chibi card commissions.
And yes, I do hope to start posting batches of these daily Chibi sketches (and probably the colored ones as well). Right now I've already got 35 of them done, so I'll probably go ahead and prep a few different batches to post all at once to get caught up and then post them as they are completed in the future.
All in all, I've been feeling a lot better about my work this year so far, and I really hope that it continues to progress. I hope to continue to grow as an artist and I hope that you will all continue to support and cheer me on as I do!
Drawing Commissions Status:
1. Three paranormal siblings = fully inked
2. 4 anime girls doing typical little girl activities together = 0%
3. Commissioner's Original Character = 0%