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2017 Goals
1. Create an illustration/concept design portfolio to get freelance work (at least 20 pieces of artwork).
2. Stretch and exercise more.
3. Learn how things work (especially mechanical stuff).

 I was figuring my goals and stuff out in January(trial and error period), so I haven't made any progress on my 2017 goals then.

My main goal this month is to finish an illustration (kinda geared towards Magic the Gathering). My Desert Warlock design is a secondary goal, but I would like to finish that this month as well. 

1. Thunder Elemental illustration
 Finish colored thumbnail by Feb 5
 Have piece mostly done by Feb 12 for critique
 Revise piece by Feb 26 for second critique

2. Desert Warlock Design
 Finish research by Feb 5
 1 page of studies by Feb 6
 20 thumbnails by Feb 8
 5 detailed thumbnails by Feb 9
 3 color variations by by Feb 10
 1 semi-rendered version by Feb 12 for critique

Weekday Schedule:
 morning stretch
9:30-12:30 Model Drawing time
12:30-1:30 Lunch (general sketchbook studies for how things work or thumbnails) 
 every other day, do a 15 min walk outside
1:30-4:30 Cast / Still-life Drawing (sometimes lectures and demos from teacher)
4:30-7:00 Digital Painting / Sketchbook Studies (applies to Illustration/Design*)
 every other day, lift weights and stretch
8:30-9:00 Reference Collecting / Digital Studies (applies to Illustration/Design*) 
9:30-12:30 Illustration / Design Work Time
 [On Mondays, 5:30-9:30 is Portrait / Figure Drawing time.]

Weekends (these can change a lot, so I'm not setting a schedule):
- Illustration / Design work
- Studies on how things work, anatomy, color, perspective, etc.
- Exercises and Stretches
- Chores
- Figure Drawing Sessions
- Breaks

* for the studies for my work this month, it'll be stuff like thunder, storm clouds, smoke, etc. for my illustration work.
Looks good Axrel :). Don't be put off if not everything goes to plan, just ick yourself back up and put one foot in front of the other!

Good luck!
@ Artloader
Thanks! Yah, I'll keep that in mind! :) I'm hoping that as long as I meet 70% of what I accomplish I'd be good. I know that there'll be days that something unexpected may come up or I may get suddenly busy with other work, but I'll try my best! :D