I've decided to start this post early in hopes of getting some time to make up anything I've missed.
So lets take a look at last year's list:
Sketch a A day
- More online sales
- Finish Galactic Divine (20 pages)
- Work on Oeclair story (roughs)
- Get more commission work
A few other things to note is that I was supposed to have Oecliar as a webcomic by now. Of course I didn't plan to go to Ringling this year either. Same with the whole con traveling thing too. I wont have much time just to make stuff let alone travel.
The sketch a day part has been replaced by my Illust class weekend sketch assignment. We also have one for the winter break but I don't think we have one for next term. I need to be more orginized about my process though and keep things in one book.
I don't see my online sales getting any better untill I become more known. I'll still up date my store but I'll be focusing on getting my stuff into stores and making more sales at cons.
I haven't finished GD but I do have the layouts down so I just might make this goal for this year. I need to finish this and start on a new project. Seems like people really like Oeclair so I'll be continuing it next.
I have been getting more commissions and I really appreciate them. However, I know that I won't be taking them during school unless its simple one shot things I can get done in one setting. My commissioners of longer projects has been paitient but its really not respectful to them for me to make them wait.
My 2012 Goals:
- Fill a whole sketch book
- Finish my AA degree
- Get a summer internship or take online design class
- Start on portfolio site
- Submit to Spectrum
- Submit to Society of Illustrators
- Get a full page in Exotique
- Submit to magazines
- Create a Zero to illo campaign
- Decide on my commercial style
- Submit to Yen+ contest
Most of my goals overlap each other in that if I complete one, it completes the other. I do have some other types of soft goals that I haven't decided yet and one is weither I should start Oeclair this year and how it will look like. Another one is saving money for school. So there'll a lot of scholorship/contest submitting. I was thinking of going to Illustration master class but that opend up to early and I think I need to work on my figure skills some more.
I'll also be going to mostly local cons: Olando anime day, Megacon, Khaotickon(maybe), FAE, metrocon, Oasis(maybe), supercon, AF0(paneling only), NYCC, Shadocon, Chibipa (maybe), And maybe Akon if I win the art contest.
After I've taken better control of my money issues, I'd like to venture out to more business orientated cons like Dcon, cartoon animation expo, Illuxcon and some others.
yeah this is a long post =)