Some thoughts I have. Kinda like a late pseudo new years resolution~
Anyway, I showed my eldest brother (who rarely looks at my art) my gallery here. When I realized that the majority of the things in it are for other people. He said a few things like, "You made all of these characters up?" "You should have made that one this color" or "That one looks too cute" "Why does it have glasses?" "Whats the scarf for?" "Weird, you never used to draw them like that"
I asked for his honest opinion so wasn't offended or anything but, the things he critiqued me "negatively" on were mainly the things I did for other people. I hardly drew my own characters or even personal work in 2012 o_0 So uh, I'd like to change that this year. Don't get me wrong, I love to paint things for other people but I think its time that I start doing my own thing
I wont be doing so many art trades, if I do I'll likely be the one asking
I've traded with pretty much anyone, regardless of skill level in the past. Sorry to say that I can't be doing that now, its a lot of work and very time consuming to do them. I'll probably accept a trade if the artist asking is good at what they do. I've had enough times where I put my heart and soul into a full piece in return for something rushed or half-assed. Not that everyone I've traded with has done that but I'm sure there are other artists who've had the same experience
This way, I'll have more time to work on my comic or make tutorials on youtube or whatever. I won't say what I have planned because I might not be doing it in the end... well, maybe just a cloud, landscape and a wing tutorial
I'm not a professional at all but I get comments on these things most so, I'd like to try and share my knowledge there
So yeah, there's my goal for the year~