I have recently noticed that I draw way too much fan art and that my ability to think up my own ideas has gotten worse these last few years. Looking back through my old sketch books showed me that fan art was not something I drew very much of and until I noticed this I never realised how much I missed drawing original pieces.
As this is a new year I thought I would make this my new year's resolution; to draw an original piece of art every day. I have been inspired to do this by 365 Days of Doodles, an amazing artist that drew a doodle every day of 2014. He ended his journey with a drawing encompassing most of his original art, leaving out any fan art he did. He said that fan art did not have as much of an impact on him as his original drawings did. It is easy to get sucked into drawing fan art but it is not half as creative or enjoyable as coming up with your own ideas.
Therefore I will be trying my best to draw something new everyday of 2015, even if it doesn't have any sort of meaning and even if it looks crappy. I'm calling it my 365 Days of Originals project.