I thought I would put up one last picture in case I’m not able to leave another post before the new year. I did a self-portrait with colored pencils. It relates to one of my resolutions listed below.
Now for resolutions for 2008. If I had a dollar for every resolution that I followed through on I wouldn’t have enough money to catch a city bus. But I keep making them every year just the same. I’ve been thinking about my drawing goals for the coming year.
I’ve decided on these:
- Draw more from life. I have had a lot of success these last couple of months with drawing from life. I definitely want to keep that going.
- Pay attention. I’ve been thinking a lot about how little attention I pay to things. Doing the Everyday Matters challenges has really opened my eyes and it’s really helped to improve my drawing.
- Use color. I’m frankly just cowardly about drawing in color. I tried the color pencil portrait above, but I felt so uncomfortable. I want to get some watercolors and just make a lot of mess. I can resolve to make at least one color drawing a month. A puny promise, but easy to keep.
What kinds of art goals have you made for 2008? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know. I’m very curious. Thanks for visiting and please come visit again!