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    1. Draw more (haven't done any lately)
    2. Paint more (since i learned how to paint better)
    3. Gym (have been and still gonna try to continue if possible)
    4. Write more
    5. Read...no guarantee this will make it but its worth a shot


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    Draw more.
    Practice animation.
    Finish a project that i can be proud of.
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    I just plan on relaxing and going with the flow.

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    I gotta learn to accurately execute those visions! Dammit

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    Being more confident and doing what I really like instead of worrying too damn much and hitting the gym two or three times a week.

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    I'm going simple:

    Update my sketchbook at least once every three days.
    Don't treat art like work, I've got my actual work and school to take care of that.

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    Lose 2 stone.
    Be more frugal
    Stop buying videogames.
    Try to find out why I like drawing and should I continue.

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    for me its 3 hopefully manageable ones;
    learn anatomy, update my sketchbook at least once a week, draw at least one hour per day.

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    For me it's:
    -Anatomy
    -Learn Lighting
    - Learn Perspective
    - Learn 'Form' and 'Gesture'
    - Apply everything (and anything else) in hopes of being able to finally create a character/environment.
    - Learn to paint (watercolor/gouache...maybe oil somewhere along the line)
    -Update my SB everyday if possible.
    - Make a portfolio geared toward industry I want to work in.
    - Start filling my blog
    -Eat healthier
    -Learn to manage money (since I suck at it >_<)
    - Find the 'Balance' w/in myself; as I got lost subconsciously somewhere along the road eons ago (not the good kind either) I want to set myself in order again. So, that I can be at peace with my mind, body and soul.
    -Meditate more.
    -Wake up earlier.
    - Meet new people via outside world (Boo! Hisss! )/internet.

    Let's give this a whirl, this should be fun!

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    I'm keepin' it simple this year and going with the standard "Get into at least three street/bar fights."

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    1.Do better at school. This kinda translates to arse around less or at least when I do, try to make it useful or educating.

    2.Eat more regularly, even if I don't have time (grab a sandwich) or don't feel hungry but know I haven't eaten in a while. With this in mind hopefully gain at least 5 kilos.

    3.Pick up my tablet more often.

    4.Abstain from making expressions that require lifting an eyebrow, makes me have a frown wrinkle and mean looking.

    5.Stop abusing the snooze button and get up.

    6.Go see my granny more.

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    Self-publish two books (Print-On-Demand + Digital):

    - One, an art book, but not like necessarily finished art. It's going to be more like a collection of past sketches and doodles. I was looking at some of my old artwork while backing up some files and just thought to myself "Wow... I have enough of these things for a book, probably..." The hard part is trying to put all of this crap into a context of a book. I don't even really care if no one buys it or anything, I'm mostly doing this for myself. (If someone does buy it, I hope it inspires to let go of their creative insecurities, because at the end of the day there's really no point in being insecure about what you are doing.)

    - Two, a finished comic book... I'm not exactly sure what... Either I build up a portfolio and collaborate with someone, hopefully or finish some of the ideas that I have or had.

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    - Find a new job where I'm able to get home before 7pm so I can go to life drawing and try out for a play.
    - Go for a fitness walk at least once a week. Transition to running when it gets warmer.
    - Create more finished art pieces than I did last year, including at least 2 traditional paintings.

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    I think I am in agreement with nearly everyone in here and that is to draw and work more. I think for me, I am going to make a real effort to push my personal art this year and work on colour and light and also try to get quicker at perspective work.

    My short list:

    Draw more
    Work More
    Make a real effort to improve
    Get out of the house more
    Eat Healthier
    Be Happier
    Listen to more music
    Read More

    Also, one of my new 'resolutions' was to get back into interviewing other artists and posting them up on my Interview blog. Today, I did that, so that is one off of the list... just need to keep it going now. I don't want to hijack the thread so I won't post the link but you can find it in my signature is you wish to read some interviews with some really awesome artists.

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    So people, time to reflect on the year past. see if you fulfilled your resolution. And time to plan for 2013!

    I can say that I didn't complete any of my resolutions.
    I got stuck on my own art and book projects, wasted months waiting for companies/people, and in the end I had to cancel my agreements.
    Didn't learn much in the way of new languages, and didn't do much in the way of exercise.

    I did however do more travelling than ever before, which was well worth it!

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    I got and beat cancer this year. So I'm good.

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    My big goals that I am absolutely going to make happen:

    Quit my job
    Make an international move
    Go back to school
    Become full-time starving art student.

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    My goal is to live more efficiently. Just all these little gaps of doing nothing, try to push them together to form bigger gaps that I could actually use usefully. Less dilly-dallying.

    Kind of a goal is to gain weight but can't make that a resolution since this just doesn't seem to be happening at all.

    Also spend less money on random crap and save for bigger, better things.

    On last year's resolutions it seems I sort of fulfilled the first, tried at second, kinda did the third though for different reasons than I had planned, not really improved on the fourth, hella failed the fifth and did see my granny more but there's room for improvement there as well.

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    David Wong wrote a pretty brutal article on Cracked not too long ago essentially about why nobody likes you. He ended it with this:
    Quote Originally Posted by David Wong
    So how about this: one year. The end of 2013, that's our deadline. Or a year from whenever you read this. While other people are telling you "Let's make a New Year's resolution to lose 15 pounds this year!" I'm going to say let's pledge to do fucking anything -- add any skill, any improvement to your human tool set, and get good enough at it to impress people. Don't ask me what -- hell, pick something at random if you don't know. Take a class in karate, or ballroom dancing, or pottery. Learn to bake. Build a birdhouse. Learn massage. Learn a programming language. Film a porno. Adopt a superhero persona and fight crime. Start a YouTube vlog. Write for Cracked.

    But the key is, I don't want you to focus on something great that you're going to make happen to you ("I'm going to find a girlfriend, I'm going to make lots of money ..."). I want you to purely focus on giving yourself a skill that would make you ever so slightly more interesting and valuable to other people.
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-...better-person/

    So on that note, by the end of 2013 I hope to be able to do a pull-up without a counterweight. There's my tangible, David Wong resolution.

    My intangible resolution is being more normal. By that I mean getting back to a normal sleep pattern and eating regularly. Since going to university all of that has been completely knocked out by stress and I want to try and wrangle it back to normal.

    Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I got and beat cancer this year. So I'm good.
    Star Eater, that's like one of those " I walked on the Moon " lines, kills anything we could say.
    Last time I was on the forums you were talking about the recovery, good to hear you're okay now.
    Let's hope your 2013 trials are not quite so Life threatening.

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    Draw more.
    Practice animation.
    Finish a project that i can be proud of.
    Survive the Apocalypse!
    Check, Check, sorta check, Check!

    I did all my things from this year! So longer list for next year:

    Double the drawing more.
    Get decent at perspective
    Practice animation
    Do an 11 second club entry
    Comics comics comics!
    make more monies, (maybe even from arts)
    Start art school.

    Think i might cheat and do some perspective practice tonight ^^;

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    I am still resolute and still need make no resolution.

    Everything I wanted to achieve, I have.

    The journey continues...

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    1. dont go to jail
    2. dont be homeless
    3. paint pictures of churches and other interesting architecture
    4. continue to learn to draw people better
    5. improve my perspective work
    6 learn to draw enviroments with people in correct scale in them
    7. dont go to jail

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    Draw more
    Paint more ( and bigger than A5)
    Study way more
    Less computer time
    Restart Muay Thai and make sure not to get any more hip/knee injuries ( i have a pretty crappy body)
    Beat RSI!!! ( if I continue to follow the above, it'll be a peace of cake)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vineris View Post
    Welp, from last year's resolutions I managed to get that Cintiq, post more art to my blog and not starve, get divorced or go insane. I did not earn my target amount, though, which is pretty sad.

    This year I'm going to finish that motherhumping portfolio and send it out to every children's publishing and educational market on the list. I also hope to continue to not starve, get divorced or go insane, and beat last year's blog post count for the third year in a row.
    So I've still got food, my husband and my sanity (as much as I ever had, anyway). I have a portfolio. I beat last year's blog posts by nearly a hundred, so good going me. I may be broke, but at least I'm productive. Didn't send the portfolio out quite enough, but I did get some indie jobs this year and sold several paintings.

    Resolutions for 2013:
    - finish my book o' comics
    - rotate out everything in the porkfolio, send it out to more mainstream publishers
    - build a larger inventory of traditional art
    - go on at least one overnight bike tour
    - continue to not starve, get divorced or go insane (totally on a roll for this one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I got and beat cancer this year. So I'm good.
    Huh? Did you mean business, buddy? If so, you're incredible! What a good luck and an extra love from God! More best wishes to you.


    My sincere resolutions is below:

    1)There will be a great leap in the upgradation of my painting skills. I expect I will be able to make that kind of artworks very well which demand on anatomy and perspective extremely strictly.

    2)My overall knowledges, imagination and efficiency of making comics will be enhanced rapidly. PLEASE GIFT ME INVINCIBLE BRAIN STORMING!

    3)More temporarily perplexed people to be sober and resistant of setting feet onto dirty paths in time.

    4)Reduce some fat on my belly to get my abdominal muscles to rise to the surface again...

    5)Teleportation of human body and private aircrafts becomes very popular in our life.

    6)Be able to jump 7 meters high and run 200 km an hour! But I refuse to change my appearences to be weird mutant-like...

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