I have mixed feelings on 2021. I drew some drawings that I’m still very proud of, but I look back and feel like that as the year went on, I started to slip further and further back with my art.

This is partly due to work starting to pick up again. I no longer had entire days or even multiple hours in a row to focus in and draw. So, I started to take more and more shortcuts to increase my speed. And there were some successes. There are some drawings that I still hold very dear and even consider to be some of my best drawings. But, there are many more drawings that I look at and see half effort.

That’s the most unforgivable thing to me now looking back. I put in the time and effort to continue the practice, but I started to let the passion slip. I was more intent on increasing the number of daily drawings in a row than improving my skills.