At the beginning of 2013 I made a list of the things I wanted to get done that year. Here’s a review of the goals and what actually happened:
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:
Put out a new sketch collection: Accomplished!
I did a Kickstarter for DRAWINGS a collection of my sketches and drawings. If you missed the Kickstarter you can still order the book here.
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!
I collected my inktober drawings in a book! You can get that here.
Started Teaching Online Classes
I’ve been teaching online classes for The School of Visual Storytelling. Most recently I did a class on the fundamentals of light and shadow and before that a character design class.
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.