I decided to share some of my New Years resolutions, after spending a while figuring out exactly what they were, so that I have no excuse but to adhere to them!
I have a lot of new ideas and things that I want to achieve in 2015 as well as the publication of my first book to look forward to in July, so here they are in no particular order.
1. Write more.
I want to write more stories, as well as making the ones I currently have in sketched form, into proper dummy books and sending them off to publishers.
2. Sketchbook keeping.
Making sure my sketchbook is always to hand, so that when an idea strikes, I can always get it down on paper.
In a similar vein, I also want to keep things that inspire me, from magazine or newspaper cuttings to flyers or exhibition pamphlets. I used to keep a journal full of inspiration but lost the motivation for it, subconsciously I think when it became easier to save images I liked on the computer.
I want to leave myself more time for experimentation, whether that be a way of working, using different colours or textures or even making 3D objects as opposed to just drawing. I definitely believe that this resolution is extremely important to avoid one's work becoming stale and maybe even, not as fulfilling.
Be organised, especially with keeping up to date with accounts. (This is an especially boring one!)
5. Look after your body.
Being hunched over a desk for much of your waking life is certainly not good for anyone. Be aware of this and continue to stretch/ do yoga/ go for a run occasionally!