1. STAY TRUE TO MY VISION
I've already re-vamped my Patreon campaign to reflect a more focused approach toward my personal project, Earth Rituals. I'll be sharing more about it with the public next month. Staying focused on my vision means no more misc. diversions. No more creating art to fit someone else's vision. I need to see my voice realized and then I'll be able to apply that voice to commissions in the future.
2. MAKE A TON OF ART
I have a long list of painting ideas and inspiration. It's going to be an incredible year!
3. CONTINUE TO DRAW/SKETCH DAILY
Whether it's practice to improve my figure drawing skills or sketching ugly thumbnails for my personal project, I'm going to sketch and draw more.
4. PUBLISH A SMALL BOOK ABOUT A WHITE CROW
That's right. My White Crow from Inktober is going to become a book, available as a softcover book and Kindle ebook.
5. APPLY TO THE DRAGONCON ART SHOW
DragonCon is a juried Art Show. I was accepted into the show in 2014, but not 2015. I'm hoping with a new portfolio of work luck will be in my favor for 2016.
6. CONTINUE TO ENTER SHOWS AND ANNUALS
I entered five shows/annuals this year. Thus far, I've made it into one show. Two were a no go and two are still up in the air. It sucks getting a rejection, but it's all part of the process. The thing to remember, even with rejections your art is being seen. The more it's seen, the more likely you'll be remembered. So I'm going to continue applying to exhibits, art shows, and annuals.
7. STREAM MY PAINTING SESSIONS
I need to make some upgrades in the studio before this can happen, but I'm hoping it will become a reality in 2016. I'd like to put my Youtube Channel to good use!
That's it. It's not a huge list, but it's one that will keep me busy. I have a personal project I want to focus on first and then we'll see what happens. I will have a lot of new art in 2016. Here's to an incredible 2016!