Looking back on the year and what little I see in-progress and (even less) finished, I should feel a bit of disappointment in myself.
It’s not just a matter of the usual “oh wow, I surprised myself and did more than I thought” like past years. I really did have long gaps and did a lot less than planned.
Let’s look at what I did work on though…
- Azanulbizar Thorin
- Cloaked Thorin in the Rain
- First drawing of Fili
- Inked Thorin (playing with dark shadows)
- Dragon Sickness Thorin
Started/in-progress art & studies:
- Prince Thorin’s Raven Harp Design
- Thorin in Treasure Room Sketch
- Roäc the Raven Sketch Studies
- Thorin and Pack Goat Traveling
- Thorin Pencil Drawing for Acrylic Painting (and some blog entries about it: Sketch, paint test, and transferring to canvas)
My almost-got-an-awesome-thing news (that was a large part of why I was so distracted this year).
Sewing and costuming?
Unless you count mending clothes here and there (which I don’t), then nope. Didn’t do anything with this hobby despite coming close/planning to do something. I hope to change that next year.
Admittedly, I had other things on my mind that distracted me too much to focus this year. I should have continued working on things (it may have even helped pass the time), but I can’t blame myself for putting art and goals off. In fact, I think I will choose to say that NOT working on things allowed me to think about projects and push myself to jump into more involved pieces. Like the acrylic painting. As of writing this blog entry, my first acrylic painting in a very long time is far along in-progress, and I hope to finish it in January if I’m able to continue without interruptions (or my usual “let’s go back and rework that section” business).
Hopes for 2016:
Finish more in-progress art, do more paintings. Get back in shape (enough back-and-forth! ARGH!) and add sewing back into the plan.
So… that’s my look-back entry for 2015. I have a painting to get back to…. 😉