Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's a Paintmonkey kind of New Year!

First order of business: Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a fun and safe ringing in of the holiday!

Now on to art business. I am not a fan of New Year's resolutions for all the normal reasons...too much pressure, setting yourself up to fail, yadda yadda. Change is inevitable anyways so why force it upon yourself? I don't normally make resolutions. Okay, we get it.

However, my wife asked me if I was making any this year and my first thought was the usual "Heck no! I'm perfect the way I am!" (HA!) But the more I thought about it the more I thought about applying it not so much to me as applying it to the Paintmonkey (can you tell I read a LOT of comics? I think I just gave myself a poorly guarded secret identity.). And in this pondering of ways to better my artistic side and budding career I came up with my first resolution (possibly EVER).

I am going to attempt to post a new artwork every week for the year of 2011.

Be it painting, drawing, cartoon, or just a sketch I'm happy with (yep, gave myself an easy out anyways.) I spent the better part of today coming up with the above self portrait and I think it is a fine way to kick off what is to be (hopefully) a BIG year for all of you and the Paintmonkey!


  1. Secret, complete with plaid, flannel shirt......I like it! The work I've seen this past year on your website has been great. Keep it up! I will look forward to each new edition/submission/??? of your "resolution". By the way, Happy New Year to you and your wife!

  2. And a very happy New Year to you! Thanks for the compliment! You make this old monkey blush!