Hello! Thanks for visiting my page and reading my journal. I've been trying to post more often and keep myself active on this site. I'd like to start regularly posting journals with updates on my artwork and goals for the year. Below, I'm going to list some of my goals for creating physical art, digital art, and keeping up with Etsy and DA.
1. Start my Photoshop Subscription or purchase CS6
Currently, I am using a Corel program called Painter Essentials 5 for Mac to create all of my digital art. While it's super fun and easy to get the hang of, I'm pretty limited to a few basic brushes and functions. I'd like to buy Photoshop to have access to more features. It's definitely not cheap to take either route, so I'm trying to do as much research as I can before making a decision.
2. Purchase a Core Membership
I'd like to become a Core member for the customization options. I think it would also help me to become more involved with the DA community. I'd really like to meet more people and make more friends here!
3. Start offering commissions and/or trades
I'd love to offer commissions on my page. I don't have very many watchers yet, but maybe I can find ways to promote my work. I want to experiment with new styles and techniques before offering commissions though- most of my posts here are doodles. Maybe I could do a separate section for doodles. I'd also love to do trades with others!
4. Draw every day!
I want to make it a point to create every day, either physically or digitally. I think practicing daily has really helped me stay inspired and motivated.
5. Design more planner stickers for my Etsy shop
I'd like to redesign my sticker shop on Etsy. I'd like all of my sheets to be a 4x6 size to make them easier to mail. Sometimes it's hard to fit a lot of stickers on a 4x6 sheet, so maybe I'll also do some 5x7 sheets. I'd also like to make some of my drawings and doodles into stickers.
6. Start an art blog
I have a blog for planner related photos and entries, but I'd like to expand on that to include some of my artwork. I'll probably just create an entirely new one. My current blog is on Wordpress, but for art I think I'll use Tumblr. I also have a Wix website for my artwork that needs to be updated.
Those are just a few goals for now... We'll see where things go and how life changes as the year goes on. I just graduated with my associates and plan to go back to school in Autumn for my Bachelors degree. Until then I'd like to get a job closer to home, since my old job was closer to my school.
I'll post updated entries as I accomplish the goals on my list! Thanks for reading.