What did you accomplish this year?
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 104

Thread: What did you accomplish this year?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    768
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 583 Times in 203 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    What did you accomplish this year?

    With 2009 coming to an end soon, I thought it might be nice to take stock of what we all accomplished this year. For me, sometimes it feels I'm just walking on a treadmill in life and not really getting anywhere. I look at the amazing artwork from the people on this site and the flaws in my work become more apparent to me, which makes it seem like getting to that skill level is farther and farther away. People don't really take the time to look behind them and see how far they have progressed. Even if you're financially in the same place as before, I'm sure you've done something this year you are proud of.


    For me, 2009
    * I bought my first tablet and learned to paint digitally
    * Unemployed to having some freelance illustration work
    * Published in a few small scale magazines
    * Learned the basics of Maya
    * Graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and started Grad school
    * Finished my Army contract (choosing to not reenlist was a big risk for me because it was a financial blanket but I survived without it)

    How about you guys?!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    So-Cal
    Posts
    3,427
    Thanks
    2,994
    Thanked 1,780 Times in 849 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    brisbane, australia
    Posts
    699
    Thanks
    290
    Thanked 651 Times in 210 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post
    I don't want to talk about it!
    Ditto.

    For me, sometimes it feels I'm just walking on a treadmill in life and not really getting anywhere.
    http://www.explosm.net/comics/1717/
    (I'm the guy in the background)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to karma militia For This Useful Post:


  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    591
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 205 Times in 121 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I designed and created the costumes for the EAT production The Tribe, I held a workshop on Monstrous Art for a local library, pushed forward with my art GCSE and doubled the amount of studies and reference I use.
    Oh, and I had a bloody good time.

    CRITIQUE AS YOU WOULD BE CRITIQUED
    http://conceptart.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=59
    THE ABOVE LINK IS ALL YOU NEED

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200044 <- Sketchbook - filled with unhappy things.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Mordus For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    768
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 583 Times in 203 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by karma militia View Post

    http://www.explosm.net/comics/1717/
    (I'm the guy in the background)
    cute video LOL

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Randis's Avatar
    Randis is offline ( ゚∀゚)/ ♥♥♥ おっぱい!おっぱい! Level 13 Gladiator: Retiarius
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    bangkok/Berlin
    Posts
    2,588
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 3,052 Times in 943 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    this year i got one year older, again.

    Currently working on my indie RPG , please check out
    DRAGON FIN SOUP on KICKSTARTER
    Please support my Project!
    - - - - - - - - - -
    My finished paintings and other work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Randis For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    768
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 583 Times in 203 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by R a n d i s View Post
    this year i got one year older, again.
    You won a contest, that's pretty major to most of us.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #8
    BlightedArt's Avatar
    BlightedArt is offline That annoying itch you just can't seem to scratch Level 11 Gladiator: Essedarii
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,830
    Thanks
    1,110
    Thanked 1,312 Times in 544 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Passed first year of uni and learned a lot of useful things from it.

    Moved out, though a bit late in life, but have become independent.

    Decided where I want to go in life.

    Found a flat with my girlfriend, living together happily!

    It's been a good year.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Youngstown, Ohio
    Posts
    1,568
    Thanks
    1,169
    Thanked 1,191 Times in 516 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This was a hard year. I'm glad it's over.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Bill For This Useful Post:

    + Show/Hide list of the thanked


  14. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    410
    Thanks
    525
    Thanked 477 Times in 158 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Oh not much. Just took the first few steps towards an art career.



    SECONDS: Do you work from life of photographs?
    FRAZETTA: I work from my head.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mölndal, Sweden
    Posts
    2,773
    Thanks
    2,379
    Thanked 1,911 Times in 832 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Not much, really...

    "I've got ham, but I'm not a hamster"

    Sketchy Link

    Portfolio
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Bundaberg, Australia
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    348
    Thanked 113 Times in 30 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've had a pretty stagnant year in art, though I did win the staff division of the school Bush Art competition. I've helped transcribe CA videos (though nowhere near as much as I could). I've helped nurture adults and kids interest in art and computers. I proposed to the woman who completes me. And I stood by her while she gave birth to our son - quite easily the hardest day of my life.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Chris Bowden
    http://www.artofbrain.com/ - Crawling back
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Brain For This Useful Post:


  18. #13
    Dave_'s Avatar
    Dave_ is offline Fighting dwarves with keytars. Level 6 Gladiator: Provocator
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    506
    Thanks
    585
    Thanked 158 Times in 96 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I didn't die, twice.

    Or was that last year?

    (23:41:52) (ArneLurk) I woner of there are people who have hairy penises
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Fleet, Hampshire, England
    Posts
    1,879
    Thanks
    1,497
    Thanked 1,019 Times in 370 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I guess, I passed my GCSE exams with mainly A's and A*'s,

    I got my 2nd Dan black belt in karate,

    I advanced my art skills a nice amount,

    I got my work featured in ImagineFX.

    Those are the main four I guess, this was quite a good year, despite a whole bunch of bad stuff happening with the family D: Looking forward to 2010

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to Miles_ For This Useful Post:


  21. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Breukelen, Netherlands
    Posts
    617
    Thanks
    176
    Thanked 233 Times in 153 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Pff what a year.

    Came across myself in various ways. Was really confronted with my friends and I ended up dumping them all. Due to them not being friends in the first place. Been bullied and shit like all my other 16 years but this year I finally learned to stand up for myself and actually care about what I want.

    Guess I had my first gf that was kinda cool.

    Artwise I finally managed to get serious about it and find my dedication. I've finally reached a point where I'm consistent with my dedication and all the slacking is gone. My life has gotten a lot more organized and I barerly waste time. This also resulted in a huge amount of discipline which helped me score really great in my first exam week.

    It was a year where I learned tons both scocially and art wise. Hope I'll keep this same growth rate next year. Should be tons of fun.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    553
    Thanks
    201
    Thanked 80 Times in 66 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I painted and drawn a lot. Learned a big bunch about some stuff i needed, like some anatomy major stuff.

    I came out of my confort zone a lot of times.

    I openned a illustration Studio with a great friend, and we got ourselves some clients in advertising. We also won a national (brazilian) award in character design.

    I completed my post-graduation in animation and 3D modeling, made a short movie for it and also made the art for a 2D video game for the Global Game Jam.

    I decided to propose to the woman i love, and we hope to get married in 2010.

    We adopted a lovely dog that appeared in front of my house, full of car oil on her body and totally scared of people.

    2009 was great for me. The only bad shit that happened, was the fact that this was my first year without my mother, that died of cancer in the end of 2008...

    I´m expecting a great year in 2010. The best of my life, so far, i hope...

    Last edited by carlosranna; December 19th, 2009 at 08:25 AM.
    My website

    Facebook Page

    New CA Sketchbook

    " The scientific and generally accepted-in-art term for this is "You're fuckin' screwed, dude..." " Ilaekae - May 16th, 2009
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to carlosranna For This Useful Post:


  24. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    688
    Thanks
    115
    Thanked 94 Times in 63 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Just thinking what comes in mind...

    - Meeting friends I know mostly online again IRL and we had a really great time,
    - Finished my animation program at last college
    - I got accepted to the art academy,
    - A one page comic feautered in a comic magazine,
    - Improved at drawing and I'm pretty satisfied when looking back at last year.

    I'm forgetting other things, I'm sure...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Milan, Italy.
    Posts
    396
    Thanks
    395
    Thanked 195 Times in 124 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've been outside Italy for the first time: visited Spain, and the UK.

    I've been on a plane alone for the first time, and actually many times now.

    I've had people who didn't know me personally pay me for my art.

    I've come out to both my parents properly, and with my little sister.

    I made long term plans with my girlfriend, and not dreamy, pretend ones. I'm going to move in with her in 2010. It's exciting and kinda scary.

    I think that's not bad, but it's been a year of waiting, and of big heartbreak, too. Here's to the new decade, I *know* it's going to be much better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,002
    Thanks
    891
    Thanked 1,010 Times in 539 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Made it to 21 without drinking, that was a personal goal I started at the start of high school
    Besides that its been a boring year

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to JFierce For This Useful Post:


  28. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    brisbane, australia
    Posts
    699
    Thanks
    290
    Thanked 651 Times in 210 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by JFierce View Post
    Made it to 21 without drinking, that was a personal goal I started at the start of high school
    Besides that its been a boring year
    I lol'd... oh how I lol'd.

    This thread has been excruciatingly depressing for me, and i was just about to express that.

    But that just made my day

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    - Finished high school.=D
    - Did Psychometric Entrance Test.
    - Had one major break in drawing.
    - Didn't recruited I was suppose to in July, but it's delayed
    - Made it to 2 years of running 3 times a week.

    Great thread! Need to appreciate stuff more.

    ..
    I promise to draw every day, and try to post everyday!(Changed)
    Being inspired by some of you guys,
    and thus decided to pick up my pencil everyday!

    I'll post any junk I make, in hopes of getting much
    constructive criticism and LEARN! (:


    Sketchbook!


    Old Sketchbook Full of fear, I believe.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. The Following User Says Thank You to Chompo For This Useful Post:


  31. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,531
    Thanks
    104
    Thanked 1,848 Times in 598 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by JFierce View Post
    Made it to 21 without drinking, that was a personal goal I started at the start of high school
    Besides that its been a boring year
    It's the last part that boggles the mind

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    West Midlands, UK
    Posts
    533
    Thanks
    1,432
    Thanked 188 Times in 115 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hmm... lets see what I can remember.

    - 2009 was a better year than 2008 (which was by far the worst year of my life to date)

    - I worked my ass of and managed to achieve an A in my art GCSE, despite one of my projects "mysteriously diappearing" (it was stolen) which was worth 30% of the grade.

    - I met the most amazing person this year, after knowing him for over 2 years before we decided to start seeing each other.

    - I went to London for the first time in my life (to visit the most amazing person ever )

    - I travelled on a train for the first time in my life, and by myself!

    - I finally figured out that art was something I am serious about, even if it wasn't my first dream in life.

    - I stuck by my morals and beliefs no-matter what, even against strong peer and social pressure, as I know what I want and respect myself and others, and won't go against who I am because it is deemed "cool".

    - I have started to explore other areas of art I hadn't looked at before, widened my astistic taste or "broadened my horizons". Also, I'm starting to figure out where I want to go with my art, and have improved quite a lot, while experimenting and having fun too!

    - I have worked outside of my comfort zone and will continue to do so. I am so thankful to the art teacher which told me I always worked in my comfort zone. THANK YOU!

    - I have figured out some weak areas in my art which need to be tackled and worked on. (there are many of them, considering I'm a beginner... one step at a time!)

    - I helped to proofread some of the subtitles for the CA Subtitle project, but collegework got in the way for a while, but now I can do it again!


    I'll stop now, I ramble on too much.

    Last edited by Spirit; December 19th, 2009 at 12:08 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,980
    Thanks
    1,144
    Thanked 1,473 Times in 722 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This year I...

    -Became a senior at my college
    -Discovered CA! (registered here a couple years ago but never posted)
    -Improved at drawing a decent amount
    -Bought my first tablet and started to paint digitally
    -Really began to figure out what I wanted to do with my art
    -Learned that what you put in is what you get out

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    717
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 291 Times in 208 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    What a shit year this has been overall. I really, really hope '10 is better.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    brisbane, australia
    Posts
    699
    Thanks
    290
    Thanked 651 Times in 210 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Well, if it helps sloth m'boy, you're not alone in that feeling.

    however, we need to be a little bit pro-active.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to karma militia For This Useful Post:


  37. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    367
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked 106 Times in 57 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I managed to expand my social life to levels never before seen and that brought some sweet stuff. Published my first paper. Started putting in the time and effort to become a great artist. Just got my third job.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  38. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    A bunch of different places.
    Posts
    635
    Thanks
    299
    Thanked 508 Times in 230 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Moved 900 miles.

    Got married. To a girl I met when I was 13 on some pokemon forums.

    Got a steady job that pays decently for not a whole lot of work.

    Built a new computer, a much needed upgrade.

    Bought a new car.

    ...

    Lived life to its...fullest? I suppose?

    ...hmm.

    I'm really happy with my life. But for some reason its hard to think of accomplishments.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Two Listen For This Useful Post:


  40. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,068
    Thanks
    992
    Thanked 2,155 Times in 752 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Transferred schools, learned how to use acrylics & digital reasonably well, started doing landscape paintings, sold my first painting, went to IlluXCon, turned 21.

    Good year, all in all. But next year should be amazing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    322
    Thanks
    196
    Thanked 311 Times in 103 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I quit World of Warcraft.

    Last edited by Armonah; December 19th, 2009 at 02:11 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  42. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Armonah For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •