17 August 2018

New Year’s resolutions are something that torments me all year long. Since I remember that every year I set goals for myself, and I reach this time of the year and realize that I haven’t ticked even half my boxes yet. If I’m able to check goals off my list by the end of August I’m in a really good year!

In the midst of the normal goals that are common to many people across this land, is what I think should be my main goal this year: working on my portfolio. Because of its comprehensive nature, this objective unfolds in many dimensions, which turns it bit of a monster.

In addition to redoing my website, a large part involves creating commissions for myself (work that I would like to be hired to do), developing my instagram, creating a blog, amongst others.

And well, it’s the middle of August and I’m maybe halfway to my goal. No doubt it’s something I remember and for which I work, if not all, then most of my days. From scribbling on my notebooks, to “wallowing” in HTML, to get my website up and running online.

Today was one of those days. Maybe because it’s summer, I’ve been itching to draw fruit, and today I did something I had not done in a long time: I drew on the beach. And it felt really, really good! So much so that when I got home I grabbed my pencils to continue and I cannot wait to see the final result.

I’m thinking of using these illustrations to make a kind of pattern for packaging but only time will tell what they will be in the end!

I took this opportunity to try out my new color pencils and realized that I missed it so much! I cannot always give a carefree style to my drawings as I want (perfectionist alert!), but I think the final result will be just fine for what I have in mind.

Have a nice weekend everyone!