My name's Megan and I initially joined skillshare as a free user, then got quickly sucked into all the cool premium courses. I've been fluttering on the site for a couple of months now, and I really really enjoy it, but I also feel like I should start getting some things done.
I looked up this course because I have such a hard time doing the projects in the classes I have enroled in. 51 classes, no projects lol. But as the course mentioned, I just kind of picked classes by what looked interesting, and I didn't have time sensitive reasons to finish them.
I did notice a trend in the classes I take, they break down into some basic major catagories:
Illustration: Watercolor and Pen and ink. I'm mostly a digital artist, so I think I really wanted to brush up on some traditional skills I've always admired but found difficult.
Graphic design: Typography and Layout. As an artist, these are HUGE weaknesses of mine, that I have always felt guilty about not being good at. I feel like I went into a slump, unable to take constructive criticism in design and typography even though I want to make cool things.
Social Media presence: Blogs, instagram, twitter, and more. Basically the whole web presence. I love an envy other people's' cool crafting and illustration blogs, and yet i've never been able to get even a portfolio online for the fear of sucking. I picked up quite a few of these.
Time management: 51 classes with pretty much zero progress beyond watching some of the videos. I wonder if I have some scheduling issues? Well this has always fascinated me too, and there are a lot of really cool classes about setting the goals that are right for you.
There are the odd end "how to use x program" in my list as well, but over all I would say my unconscious larger goal was to get out on the internet as a freelancer.
My goal for this class is to break out the classes I'm already enrolled in and get each block section done in a week to 2 weeks.
Within a month I want to be posting everyday to a blog.
Within 3 months I want to be showing some of my illustrations at craft and art fairs.
Within a year I want to have a web presence and an online store.
I have to be off to work now, but I'll definitely check back in and update how this is going!