Time flies so fast. I can't believe 2013 is coming to an end. I did a count, and I only drew about 16 pieces this year. That's largely a consequence of my situation. I ended up finding a full time job around May of this year. That pretty much sucked all my time from art. To get my latest Supergirl piece up, I had to really fight to find time. It paid off handsomely!
Looking back, my favorite piece this year is Sailor Neptune and Uranus Peril - fav.me/d5un8v8
. Wow, that one took a lot of effort. Scenes like that are hard to top.
I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to make more art. I'm disappointed that I haven't updated sleepycomics.com as much either. But this is no time to sit around and feel bad about myself. I realize that I have limited time on this Earth, and I need to start taking action if I want to leave an amazing legacy of work.
I have some renewed confidence in my digital art abilities. When 2014 rolls around, I want to start pushing my skills to the limit. Here's my resolution for the new year:
* Dramatically improve my digital painting skill. No more cel-shaded coloring.
* Branch out and draw characters I've never done before. Take risks!
* Draw more elaborate scenes, involving three or more characters.
* Learn better techniques for drawing hair and shoes!
* Put more effort into each piece. I'm thinking around two weeks per piece, to really polish it.
* Focus on producing art more regularly. It's very easy to get sidetracked and lose motivation.
What really motivates me, is community feedback! I make art so people can enjoy it. I love keeping track of how many favorites each piece gets. I've learned that bondage art tends to get a bigger response. I'm willing to alternate between bondage and sleepy art to appease both fan bases.
I'm always open to questions and feedback. I visit this site regularly, more than Facebook or even sleepycomics.com! I'll end this post by asking my readers: what are some things you would like to see me produce in 2014?