Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Illustration Friday: Resolutions


I've looked at some artists' resolutions for this year and it's no wonder why a majority of us give up after a few months (though I usually give up a lot sooner.) That's why this year I've been hesitant about making any resolutions. I guess my only resolution is to strive not to make unrealistic goals. That's a really difficult thing for me because there seems to be a lot of things that I wish I could do, be, or make better. My problem is that instead of setting goals, I tend to make a wish list, and there are often so many items on the list that there really is no realistic way to achieve them. As an artist (and for life in general) I've decided to keep my things very simple. I'm only focusing on things that will benefit my business and trying not to get caught up in peripheral things. I guess a balanced life is what my aim is.
Illustration created with brush/ink and pen/ink.

8 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Love the sketch and balance sounds like a very good resolution.

xoxo

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

He is a cutie and I have given up having resolutions years ago, knowing they would not become reality. I think one has to know one's self. I have been doing focus words instead.

Revelle said...

Love the drawing! I've resolved to make of list of things I will not be changing this year! Just need the resolve to sit down and make the list!

Cathy Holtom said...

Great sketch, I almost feel sorry for him!

Dan Kent said...

Good illustration for resolutions. My resolutions are oh so general - no pressure..

raena said...

I'm with you on the resolutions! I never make it long before breaking them! Wonderful sketch!

Peachtreeart said...

Goodness...I get depressed and irritable just looking at this and thinking about the diet he's facing!

Sandra said...

What a character. So far, so good for the resolution-this guy can help you art business!