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My 2017 Art Resolutions

1/04/2017 07:09:00 PM

I know I posted a sort of teaser for my art resolutions the other day and it’s just now that I finally decided to make my list final and public. So without further ado, here are my art resolutions for this year. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do them diligently and with much discipline.
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Further hone my watercolor skills.

Last year, my best posts were using watercolor as a medium. Although I have some control over this art form, I still wish to improve.
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Finish an art journal.

I’ve been using a lot of loose watercolor papers and late in 2016, I bought a few hardbound journals where I can freely do some sketching. I really want to be able to do this diligently. Flipping through this art journal at the end of the year will help me see my improvement through each page.
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Post in themes.

I’ve been trying to do this on my Instagram feed. Currently, I’ve been posting in threes. Three for each column of the Instagram photo grid. This year, I’ll try to keep this up plus think of creative themes for each week so that I can flex my art muscles even further.

 
Practice extreme resistance when buying new art materials this year.

I think I may have gone shopping girl crazy in 2016 when it came to buying art materials. I started off making really expensive investments in buying the big brands of watercolor. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret my purchases and I certainly don’t have any buyer’s remorse. However, I want to be able to fully use all these materials first before I go adding more to my already overflowing art hoard. This resolution is going to be the hardest. Let’s see if I will be able to keep this up.

Learn two new calligraphy styles.

I made the same resolution last year and I plan to really push through with this, this year. I think I got a bit distracted with getting comfortable with lettering and watercolor last year that I forgot the joy of using my nibs and inks. What’s on the learning schedule? I plan to resume my Italic lessons and then start on Uncial sometime soon.
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Illustrate and draw more characters.

I was more than ecstatic when an Etsy supplier entrusted me with the new design collections of her product kits and this was when I discovered that I truly enjoy illustrating as well. I plan to explore this art form more and finally be able to make use of the drawing sketchpads that I have stored at home.
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For now, these are the resolutions I am willing to commit to this year. How about you, dear readers? What are the art resolutions you’re going to do this year?

2017 Art Resolutions

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