Reflecting on 2017

Looking back on how 2017 went, and what I want to accomplish in 2018.

A year is a nice amount of time. It’s long enough to accomplish significant things in one’s life, but it’s not too long as to forget the details of it all. I believe there’s value in reflecting on a project or period of time to see what worked, what didn’t, and what can be done better the next time around.

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What I Enjoyed, November 2017

November was one heck of a month. I got married and will be starting a new job in December. I managed to continue to draw every day, and I’ve still really been enjoying it.

After taking some time to think about it, I’ve decided that this will be the last What I Enjoyed post. It puts a strange amount of pressure on me to write one larger blog post at the end of the month instead spreading it out throughout the month. In the future, I’ll do individual posts for things I’ve enjoyed.

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Inktober 2017

All of my drawings from the month, plus my thoughts on the challenge.

I participated in Inktober this past October. Inktober is a monthly challenge where you create and share an illustration made with ink every day throughout the month of October. I shifted my creative focus to drawing in September, so I thought it would be a great way to grow.

There’s a prompt list for each day in Inktober, but I decided to not follow it and instead do my own thing. It would be fun to try the themes next year.

Here are all of my illustrations from the month with commentary, as well as my reflections on the experience.

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