And in with the New...
So, 2014 was a busy year for me at school, but I managed to get through it - even if I felt like pulling my hair out a lot of the time. But 2014 was full of good times too! It marked 3 years with my boyfriend (we're almost to year 4 now!), making tons of friends at school, my senior project being exhibited at school, getting commissions for book characters and cover art, celebrating my birthday with my friends at school (even when they didn't have to be there that day).... It's been a great year, and I'm hoping that 2015 will be even better!
Here's a look at my year of art in review:
The last bit of work I did this year was on my friend Kat's novel -- She's commissioned me in the past to do character portraits (both silly and serious) for personal use, or various publicity events and the like. But This year I signed a contract with her to be one of the major artists for her publishing group, Darkflame Books. This basically means that I get to do a bunch of art for her, and it also means that I get to keep the rights to post the artwork after I've made it for her, which is super awesome! Here's a peek at the cover of her novel, Lost & Found:
Every year I make the same sort of resolutions. Diet, exercise, draw, teach myself something new....Well, this year I'm taking a bit more initiative - on the art front, at least!
I went ahead and bought myself a daily drawing journal -- 365 days of sketching! Since I've only ordered it today (January 1st...well now 2nd), I won't have the actual journal for about a week. But, for now I'm going to do sketches in my little travel sketchpad so that I can paste them into place later once the journal arrives.
I'll be attempting to upload the sketches every day on my various social media sites. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram - as well as here on deviantArt. Each one will be numbered and dated. I can't promise you that they wont' be potato-quality photographs of the sketches, but I'll try to scan them in as often as I can. If I can't always do that, I'll eventually update the potato-pictures with scans when I get the chance to do a batch of scanning.
There's a new folder in the gallery that says "SketchDaily" - that's where you'll find the uploads once they go up. This folder is right at the top of the stack, so you can't really miss it! To start it off, here's January 01's daily sketch:
That's about all there is to say at the moment. Hopefully I'll be posting a lot more, what with this sketch daily business. I'm also hoping to have more projects from my Illustration class to put up this semester. This is my last semester at University, after the spring I graduate, and I'm not sure what I'll be doing with my life. I'm hoping that I can get a job doing art, rather than being stuck doing something I hate forever. We shall see what the future holds.
Happy New Year, guys and gals. Hold onto your butts.