2019 is coming up quick! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things I can do to continue to improve my art, and I decided to make a list of resolutions for the new year! While making resolutions is great, I also wanted to create reasonable goals with steps to achieve them, so here we go:
My 2019 Art Goals
Create 3 pieces of finished art each month.
Digital or traditional, I want to create at least 3 finished pieces of art each month. This means averaging one piece per week, with some wiggle room in case something comes up or a piece is taking longer than I thought it would.
Fill 2 sketchbooks.
This goal was originally going to be “sketch more,” but I wanted to give myself something to work towards that’s actually quantifiable. So, 2 full sketchbooks over the course of 2019. If both sketchbooks are about 100 pages, and I do 1-2 pages of sketches per day, I’ll be on track to achieve this goal!
Post more art!
This has always been tricky for me. I’ll be working on art, finishing pieces, but either forget to post them or not like them enough to post them. I want to actually use social media for more than just a sort of portfolio, so I’d like to post more interesting content along with finished pieces. I want to post more sketchbook pages, works in progress, interesting videos, etc. to push myself to be less of a perfectionist when it comes to social media feeds. I’d also like to use other platforms aside from Instagram. I have a dedicated art Facebook and Twitter account, so why not use them?
Keep everything updated!
I’m constantly forgetting to update my website and shop, as well as social media bios and the like. I think I want to start implementing a bi-weekly site and shop cleanup/update, so I can stop going for months with outdated information everywhere.
I feel like these goals all work together in a really nice way. Sketching more = more art to be finished = more posting on social media = more opportunities to update everything. I’m going to keep these goals in mind through 2019—I’ll hang them up where I can see them often—and actually set aside more time for personal artwork.
Thanks for a wonderful 2018! Have a great new year and I’ll see you in 2019!