What's up, dudes!
Boy, this was such a year! I'm not saying that it was good or bad. It was kind of like… there, I think?
Anyway, 2020 is coming. And I hope that you guys have made your resolutions or plans for the new year if you're a person who likes making plans. As for me, well, I made my own plans for 2020, all related to art. I can't promise I will do all that due that I have a job from 9 to 6 and probably I will stay there for a while, but this 2020, I will do as much as I can despite this tight schedule. But, I'm not only making plans but also changing my way of work in art. I have made a list of my resolutions/plans, so let me summarized this in parts. For starting:
Stick in one theme
I mentioned this in one of my previews posts. I realized that I was becoming like a jack-of-all-trades or jack-of-all-themes in my case. Saying this because I was moving from one theme to another and never stay in one and it was becoming a bad habit. So, from now on, I'm sticking in one theme. I'm doing sexy, ecchi and NSFW art and fan art.
Speaking of fan art…
My Little Pony fan arts
You guys know that I love the Equestria Girls universe and I made a lot of fan arts of that fandom. My favorite characters are still Fluttershy, Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Sonata Dusk and Adagio Dazzle. But, now that My Little Pony is over, and I don't see that Hasbro is going to make new Equestria Girls episodes at anytime soon, the fandom will probably get cold for next year until the new MLP movie and the next generation appeared (that is 2020 and 2021).
Now, I'm not saying that I will stop making MLPEG fan art. I will do, I will still draw fan arts of my lovely girls like Fluttershy and Sunset Shimmer. But, it will probably not going to be my main thing at this point. Which is here comes my next point.
More fan arts
You know, even that I love doing Equestria Girls fan art, I always wanted to draw fan arts of my other favorite shows. Like Regular Show (CJ is my favorite girl), Adventure Time (haven't drawn Fionna in ages), Star vs the Forces of Evil (I got some naughty ideas with two characters, but not with Star, not Jackie… Jenna, probably), Scooby Doo The Mystery Inc series (I got a thing with Scooby even more after watched the new trailer of Scooby-Doo), The Loud Family... I know there are more shows that are my favorites and want them to draw, but this is what I have in mind so far.
Also, not only I'll make fan arts of cartoons, but also of my favorite artist from DeviantArt, so if you are from that site and you're reading this, get ready to get a surprise fan art!
Fan-arts about Anime and Manga I will also do. It's been ages that I haven't drawn a Bleach fan art of my two lovely girls like Orihime, Rangiku, and Yoruichi. Or some of my old school animes like Dragon Ball, Sailormoon, Kill La Kill, just to mention some.
And now that I bought a new Ipad (which it will arrive at my house in January) I can make digital art outside of my house.
So, long story short, I will diversify my fan art section with other shows and artists. However, I will not spend the whole of 2020 making only fan arts, but also draw my own art. And here comes my next point.
Original art and art challenges
Inktober will always be my favorite art challenge. But, there are other art challenges besides the Inktober that I always wanted to try out. Inktober will always be my main art challenge because inking is one of my favorite art media ever since I studied in the López & Acosta Comic School in Caracas (that school doesn't exist anymore, the economic crisis made by the dead man [Chavez] took away) and it is still fun.
There are some art challenges that I always wanted to try out like those 15 or so art style challenges that I see on YouTube or the "30 days of something-sona challenge", Huevember, just to mention some.
However, making fan arts and doing art challenges will not be my main goal for the new year. In 2020, I want to make more original art, whether made digitally or traditionally.
Every time I hear an artist about doing your own project it stresses me out when I think about it. It makes me feel that I should be doing my own stuff. And I have a lot of art traditional material in my newly established studio and I want to use all of that. Probably gonna do some practices in watercolors, gouache, acrylics, inks, and markers and do finished arts made by these media.
But, the main thing that I will focus more on this year 2020 is…
Now this will probably be the main thing that I will do next year. More than fan arts or original arts, I want to make comics like one of my favorite artists in deviant art jollyjack.
If you are following Sneedham's account, my partner and creator of the Quickstrike series, we are going to make a new comic. I can't tell anything about that (I'm not going to spoil anything), but it will be something that I love to make.
However, in 2020, I want to make my own comics. I want to make parodies if my favorite shows like Avatar the Last Airbender. I made some sketches of two characters and a long time ago, I made some storyboards of my parodies.
Now, you guys are not gonna like this, but…
I know some of you don't like this word because you' re expecting me to draw something for you for free, right? Well, guess what? THAT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. NEVER.
Dudes, look, I got bills to pay. I'm the one who is paying my parent's house, now. And I'm trying to stretch my accounts in dollars as much as I can.
That's why there are sites that help artists like me to make their career as a living. Websites like Patreon. Do you guys know that I have a Patreon? If you like my art and want to support me by one dollar a month, support me on Patreon.
And talking about Patreon…
Patreon changes (?)
Don't panic and don't get scared! I'm not gonna change my whole Patreon page… yet…
But, I probably do going to add a new Tier for my page. And that is a Tier for commissions. However, this is only if you don't mind to wait the next month to get your art. This is a work in progress for now.
But, don't think that I'm a greedy person. Besides, sometimes, I can be generous. So, I will do it for next year…
Art raffles and free art give away
Yep, there will be times that I'll feel generous and want to give free art or make your art for free. BUT, only for the lucky person, this is why it is a raffle.
So, next year, I will (probably) do some art raffles for free art that I will announce on my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
And so that's it. Like I said before, I can't promise to do all because of my tight schedule from my job, but I will try to take all the time I need to do the things I want to do.
I hope 2020 will be a better year for everyone. And I got faith that the new year will be better for me as an artist.