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Happy [Late] New Year! + 2016 Art Resolutions

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 4, 2016, 9:03 PM


if anyone asks - yes, i'm streaming, but i finally wrote this up during my small breaks c: anyways: slightly late, but happy new year, everyone! may 2016 be better than 2015 ever was :") MAY DONALD TRUMP NEVER BE ELECTED PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OR PLAY A ROLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER THIS YEAR'S ELECTIONS JFC

before i continue, i'd just like to say a quick thank you to everyone who's stuck with me through all my dumb shit and giggles and antics last year. you guys are the best, and i wouldn't be who i am now without all your support. 

also thank you for 7k+ watchers?!? h o w 

im just kind of a potato here rlly (i swear i'll do a raffle once my todo list lightens up ahh)

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i started 2015 out with so much motivation that i laugh a bit when i realize that it went down the drain halfway through the year. while i did accomplish many of the academia-related goals i set for myself in 2015, i went and fucked up with my art goals. it was probably bound to happen with the amount of art i churned out in 2014, but i'm still disappointed in the amount of potential i had and didn't fulfill (although i couldn't do anything about my busy summer) and the amount of deadlines i kept on missing because i just couldn't push through. even with that being said, though, i did manage to fulfill some of the resolutions i set for myself last year, so that's something www

in 2015, i resolved to: 
- continue to post something at least once a month! (so i can successfully complete the year summary sob)
    ✗ | this failed miserably and i had to go off 12 pieces of work that summarized my year instead

- attempt pixelling at least once this year ; Q ; 
    ✗ | i don't think this will be happening in 2016 either

- keep on drawing more backgrounds, especially foliage and foresty and CITYSCAPES jfc
    ✓ | a bit of a mixed response: i did foliage, foresty, and somewhat cityscape backgrounds, but not as much as i'd like :")

- DRAW A SHITTON OF SENGOKU BASARA FANART
    ✗ | i just. didn't have that much time and i had (still have) so many fanart ideas. i did apply for ACEN 2016, and might get to work on more fanart if i do get off the waiting list!

- have more artworks with people having their eyes opened and not closed
    ✓ | a bit self explanatory with my 2015 art summary, as compared to my 2014 art summary! although i did have an eye style crisis as a result.

- be happier with / prouder of my art.
    / | i'm a bit better off than i was at this time last year, but there's still room for improvement. c:

in 2016, i hope to:
- go for more architecture in addition to my normal nature/sky backgrounds in my artwork :c cafes, bedrooms, living rooms, all that jazz.

- learn how to draw certain types of flowers and foliage properly /ERUGH/

Non respexerunt | more more more the world must know about my bbs (in all seriousness though, i hope to acquaint you all with my characters from my original work Non respexerunt more this year!)

- paint faster without losing artwork quality so i can draw what i want to faster.

- work on perspective, different lighting, anatomy, expressions, poses, and colour choices! basically everything lmao

- be more optimistic about my art. i'm a bit better than where i was this time last year in regards to how i felt about my own art, but as they say, there's always room for improvement.

feel free to share your new year's resolutions below c: i'd love to see what you all are hoping to accomplish this year!


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guille-x3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Little late to the party, but I still hope that you have an amazing 2016 and you manage to accomplish all of those resolutions and even more!

Though I haven't been at the streams recently, do know that I will always support you Sunnie. ^-^/
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
extremely late, but thank you guille! i'm kind of swamped with academia but i'll do my best to experiment around :"o thank you always for your support <3
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aeriuu-kun Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Happy new year!!! Good luck with the resolutions. I know you'll be able to do at least one of them and do it magically and sparkly and all.... Doing the next one will be harder but i know you can do it
 I am awful at motivating people so I hope I madeyouawkwardtoootivated you though.
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
AERRIIIIIII LONG TIME NO SEE OMG HOW'VE YOU BEEN I HOPE YOU'RE DOING WELL!

sweats nervously i don't know of this magic or sparkle shit you speak of but i'll try weeps thank you for ur motivational speech such inspired many wow :iconhithitplz:
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aeriuu-kun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
I AM OKAY BUT MY LAPTOP'S broken. So that's sad.

You just don't see the sparkles because youare the sparkles ✨
And y u hit ae?
//Hides
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
sighs my laptop also broke right after i got your message (coincidence? lmao)

no ur the sparkles i am but a smol sun

nO IM HITTING MYSELF B Y E :iconseagullfaceplz:
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aeriuu-kun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
//Unhides

No ypu comeback here and hit ae


I only shine because of the smol sun
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Writer
Good luck with your goals, stick at it and you'll do great:D
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
i'll do my best - thank you kindly, and best of luck in 2016 to you too!
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Writer
thank you:)
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model88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to you working your goals for this year, stick to it!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
thank you kindly! i'll do my best to improve with my art this year //V//
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ForbiddenGhost-64 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Good luck and best wishes for the new year!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
thank you, and likewise to you too!
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ForbiddenGhost-64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Thanks!! :D
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knoc0ut Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bruh you can do it
i belief in u
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
u r stronk
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knoc0ut Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i r stonker
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year and good luck with the resolutions. ^_^
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
thank you, and good luck to you too! c:
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^_^
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