My biggest and most important goal this year will be to graduate. Its been a long, hard road. I've been looking around to see what exactly I can do with this little degree of mine. My ultimate goal here is create art and get paid for it. I'm very interested in the illustration arena, and with that I will need to work hard on creating a portfolio to reflect that early this year. Another big interest of mine is game design. I love concept art, character design, background even! As a kid I could say my work leaned toward this area more strongly, I was constantly developing characters and background stories, and villains for them to fight. One idea I had was to resurrect those characters in their odd glory and breathe new life into them. I ran across some of those old sketches from grade school, and wondered what happened to that kid? Hah.
I also plan to work out more. That resolution always comes up after the holidays, as they often force me out of clothes that fit fine just a few weeks before. I'm thinking of trying yoga. I'm not real big on a lot of action, so it seems like something I can get into.
I want to start participating in more opportunities to show my art. So be on the lookout for announcements to upcoming shows! This past year I kept up with many galleries and annual events that I was really interested in, but couldn't seem to find the time or funds to enter. This year will be different. I'm sure I can hold off on that new season of anime to purchase an entry into a show, hehe.
This past year also saw me as an indoor locked up individual. Too many times I listened to the nagging of my friends trying to pull me away from Oblivion. As I begin to enter my career as an adult I need adult activities to help me network, expose, and perfect my craft.
This year will be about overhauling nearly every aspect of my life. It will be hard, but I have to say I'm excited about making something new.