Draw another children’s book: Accomplished! In June I delivered the final artwork for The Tooth Fairy Wars. Which is available this July, but you can pre-order now on Amazon. Here’s one of the illustrations from the book:
Draw another short comic story: Accomplished! In March I delivered the final art for my story Rabbit Island which appears in the comics anthology Explorer: The Lost Islands. Here’s a page from that:
SPACESKULL comics and prints: Partial Completion I did make a new print for Space Skull, available here.
But I didn’t finish any comic stories with the character. Though I did start one. Here’s a couple pages from that:
Teach a class at BYU: Accomplished! I taught Drawing for Animation to some of the finest students at the school. They were a lot of fun and everyone made big strides with their drawing abilities. You can see the class blog here.
Fill up 6 sketchbooks (only did 3 last year): Failed I only filled up 2. :(
Overall, pretty good. But so much happened this year that I wasn’t even really planning on. Here’s a few more things that I accomplished that weren’t on my goal list:
Inktober goes viral Back when I started Inktober in 2009 I had no idea that in 4 years there would be thousands of people participating. On instagram alone there’s over 45,000 posts hashtagged with Inktober!
WOW…busy year! And that doesn’t include all the freelance work and daily sketching I’ve been doing too.
2014 is already off to a great start. I’ll post up my goals for this year soon. BIG THANKS to everyone who supported me this year by buying stuff in my shop. You guys are helping me make my mortgage payments…for real.
where do you get your ideas from?! all of your illustrations are vibrantly different and i dont know how you do it. explain?
The creative bank account. You get out of it what you put in. If you want to make a big withdrawal, you need to make sure you have sufficient funds in your account.
Make sure your creative bank is filled with a lot of different things. Study architecture and indigenous tribes, animals and industrial design, politics and power tools, engines and botany, old fairy tales and geography. Also history and video games, science and Broadway plays. And don’t forget physics and French/Belgian comics.
The more you know about stuff, the more believable and creative your ideas are.
You can’t draw with an empty pen and you can’t create with an empty mind.