2019 Art Goals

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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 I think I want to start implementing a bi-weekly site and shop cleanup/update, so I can stop going for months with outdated information everywhere.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!