Hey guys! I can’t believe it is already 2022!!! It feels like just yesterday that 2021 started. Anyways, my resolutions are ready to go, and so are the art goals I have set for myself to accomplish this year. I thought maybe I could share some good ways to set art goals for yourself in the new year, and what I do. Without further ado, let’s get right into this post!
- Obtain a New Skill / Refine Old Skills
- This is a great goal to set for yourself. You can pick a skill you want to learn and master in the incoming year or pick some old skills to improve on. Maybe there are things within your art that you feel that you can improve on in specific (although there is always room for improvement in all your skills), or a certain something you wish you could draw or paint, and want to learn how to. Get creative and use your skills to open new doors in the art world.
- Visit Art Galleries / Observe The World Around You
- Since we are still in a pandemic *sigh*, make the most of nature around you; observe the art mother nature has to offer, the perfect patterns, and the beauty around you. Since the pandemic, some museums have virtual tours on their websites that you can check out.
- Otherwise, if you are vaccinated, take the necessary safety precautions, and feel comfortable doing so, you can visit some museums near you. See how much you have observed and the art you have created based on your surroundings by the end of the year.
- Finish Art Things Around Your House
- If you are like me, you might have random unfinished sketchbooks, or maybe a coloring book someone gifted you that you started, yet never completed. Use that item you are saving and if you hoard creative supplies, use them!
- See what all you have used and created at the end of the year; find how far you have come. Set yourself a goal, such as starting and finishing a new sketchbook.
- Share Your Art
- If you are old enough, Instagram, Tiktok, Pinterest, maybe even Facebook (certain social medias), can be a great way to share your art with others and inspire others to create; plus you can get ideas from others!
- By the end of the year, you and others will see the improvement you have had through the year, and how far you have come.
- Brainstorm a List of Things You Want To Draw This Year
- This can be a list you use the whole year or come up with multiple lists for each individual month. Maybe you can create a list of drawings that you do each month, the same every month, to see your improvement.
- You can participate in monthly drawing challenged like Inktober, for example.
Here are some other tips and tricks you can follow:
- Don’t limit yourself; try new things and don’t be afraid of failing – that’s when you learn how to improve.
- You don’t have to set a deadline for works of art, but rather draw whenever you feel motivated to.
- Be kind to yourself, and when you get frustrated (because you will at some points), just keep going, or take a break and come back to it later.
- Practice. Practice, practice, and some more practice. But don’t over practice the same thing; learn and practice new things. (whew, that was a lot of practices.)
- Art takes time, so don’t give up when something doesn’t go right, or it’s taking forever; because the end result will be worth it. There’s a reason why art is a *process* and the middle part always looks a bit weird. But in the end it is worth it, trust me.
In conclusion, art take practice and time – a new year is a fresh start for you to improve. Keep in mind, although these tips I have written for art like drawing, painting, and etc, a lot of these apply to other forms of art as well such as literature and music.
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