This got me thinking about art, and my New Year's resolution to finish four pieces, and creative projects in general. I don't have much of a system for directing my creative energies. This year it's been officially guided by the principle of "If it's creative, and I want to do it, then it's Important." That formally tossed aside my queue of priorities and "I should work on A instead of B because A is better/more popular/further along/etc." Overall, I like this system; it may not be as productive but it's a lot more relaxing. And I'm still getting things done, even if I do have weeks like the last couple where I feel like I haven't done anything at all.
Still, as I contemplated doing another comic, I found myself wondering what other people would be most interested to see me work on next. And being as this is LJ, I've decided to take a poll. :) I expect that, whatever people say, I'll continue in my "I should do whatever I want to do" mode -- although granted, having a bunch of people interested in one project or another might affect how much I want to do it. :)
A few general notes about the creative endeavors listed below:
Sketches and inked drawings are fairly quick activities for me to engage in, and doing more sketches doesn't seem to increase the likelihood that I'll actually paint/color/digitially complete anything. I've been sketching a lot more this year but I haven't colored anything more complicated than an icon. Inking a sketch doesn't require a whole lot of dedication or time, but coloring something does, because it takes so much longer. I rarely color pieces for myself because it's been so long since I've felt sufficiently satisfied with both and concept and my execution of it that I've wanted to see it in full color. On the other hand, I tend to be prouder of pieces I've colored than any other artwork. So that's why those are part of two different options.
Online roleplay is my main social outlet (I know, this is sad, especially given that I only RP four or five times a month). RP requires creative energy: sometimes less than regular writing, and sometimes more. So it's on the list with everything else, even though I tend to categorize it more as "social" than "creative".
Note: for purposes of the poll, "me" = Rowyn and "you" = you, the person filling out the poll.
Which of the following would you most like to see me do in the future? (pick ONE!)
Which of the following would you like to see me do in the future? (pick as many as you like)
Which of the following do you think I should NOT work on?
Why do you think I should pursue the activities you've chosen?
What else should I consider doing?