Wow, it has been a while since I posted to my blog! Sorry about that.
As has been my tradition for the past few years now, I have tentatively planned out my artistic endeavours for 2020. In an effort to not get burned out, I have reduced the number of daily art challenges, but I am extremely excited for what I have planned to share with you all this year.
January – “Doodle Doolz”
A collaborative weekly challenge that will see four unique prompts from four unique artists during the month of January. Myself along with Merk (@merkasylum), Kyle Lees (@thekylelees) and Collin Rackham (@cgrackham) will each come up with a prompt and we will then draw each other’s prompts. Follow along on Instagram with the #doodledoolz hash tag! I plan to complete this challenge digitally.
February – “Post-Rock”
In keeping with my musical-themed daily prompts, I will endeavour to produce a unique watercolour painting daily during the month of February, inspired by a playlist of mostly instrumental post-rock tracks.
March – “March of Robots”
I had a lot of fun with this challenge last March, so I decided to do it again! I will do a new digital sketch of a robot each day during the month of March.
April – “Animals”
During the month of April I plan to produce approximately 15-20 watercolour paintings of some of my favourite animals.
May – “MAYnard: Fear Inoculum”
For my musical challenge during the month of May, I will once again produce artwork inspired by the music of Maynard James Keenan, however this time I will produce a cohesive collection of 10 ink drawings that will effectively illustrate the new Tool album, Fear Inoculum.
June – “Cartoon Creations”
I want to do something completely original for the month of June and produce a collection of character sketches that expand upon some of the doodles and creatures that populate my old sketchbooks and some successful prints from art school. Some of the characters I plan to expand upon in this series have been in the back of my head for years, and it’s about time I get them on paper. I may do these digitally, or I may use pen and ink/watercolours.
July – “Super July”
During July I plan to use watercolours for my own take on some of my favourite superheroes and comic book characters.
August – “August Abstractions”
This is one of my favourite daily prompts; simply working in ink in my sketchbook on a daily basis to create some abstract doodles.
September – “Single Image”
Every day during the month of September I plan to work on a single ink drawing. I may spend an hour on some days, and I may spend five minutes on other days, but the final image will be a month’s worth of mark-making on a single piece of paper.
October – “Inktober”
The challenge that kick-started my reemergence into the art world after being away from it for too long. I may continue with Volume 2 of the Icons of Horror, or I may do something different. Either way, it will be daily ink drawings during October.
November – “NINvember”
I still have a lot more Nine Inch Nails to illustrate. This will be another daily watercolour challenge inspired by the music of my favourite band of all-time.
December – “Acrylic Faces & Figures”
During December, I hope to produce 4-6 acrylic paintings of faces and/or figures.
During 2020 I plan to display and sell my artwork at the Spring and Fall editions of The Craft Revival, ThunderCon, and possibly the Craftlandia show. If the Bizarre Bazaar occurs in 2020, I will also be there.