The title of this journal is my mantra walking into 2017 because that is what Carrie Fisher would have wanted
First order of business is I want to thank everyone who extended my DA subscription for a few months! I got enough for another year!
you are all so sweet and will be getting a doodle as a token of my thanks except for the anonymous donor who I can't because you're anonymous but you
my dear! you the real MVP and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity! Getting those drawings out might be a little slow I am still adjusting to the confines of my graveyard shift sleep schedule of my new job and it's a little harder to do than I recall. I'm not 19 and indestructible anymore and humans aren't meant to be nocturnal so it's been a laborious process but I have taken the steps to ensure that when the mood does strike to draw I am prepared! if you follow my Instagram
you'll see I've been drawing at work when on my breaks
and if you follow my art tumblr you'll see I recently purchased new art markers from an unknown brand! please check out my art tumblr
for a full review on them!
How about YOU all!? party hard on New Years? get black out drunk and make out with a stranger or stay at home in your jammies and play overwatch both sound like a blast to me. Most of my co-workers made new years resolutions to diet and exercise more and it seems like a very common and well meaning resolution but I've been there done that. My resolutions are to take better care of my body in different ways I have recently purchased a gallon of lotion of hydrate from the outside and a water filter to hydrate within and I've also acquired vitamins as well as extra for hair, skin and nails. we only get one meat sack to carry us though this life it may as well be a well moisturized meat sack. what about you? make any new years resolutions? think resolutions are stupid? gonna fuck off and do the same shit you did last year? tell me about it in the comments below!
I kind of have a soft resolution to draw at least 3 times a week this year I feel like this is realistic and I have broadened my definition of what I consider "drawing" in the past I viewed a drawing not being complete until it was fully sketched, inked, colored and rendered and this mindset is very destructive to growth because if you worry about producing perfect art- you'll wind up paralyzing yourself and not making any art which is truly awful so I've accepted the reality that if I draw a masterpiece it's great and if I draw a fart doodle on a sticky note it's still great. all art is progress no matter how tiny of a step it is. This learning process has been very interesting as I find when I have a moment to myself at work or when I'm volunteering I'll pick up a plain ole bic pen and draw go to town on any blank surface at my disposal and this has brought about a love and zest for art I have not felt in a very long time. There is something freeing about drawing with a medium you cannot erase.