It’s been about three months since I decided to make a steady effort to get my art skills back to their old standard, and hopefully exceed that. I think it’s been going pretty well. It’s been less than a month since I decided I should try to draw something every day, and no excuses.
I have missed two days in that time, but even on those days I kept up my reading, so I am content.
My confidence and consistency have definitely improved in the last month. My ability to put lines and color where and how I want them is definitely getting better. My reliance on grids to help me use references is less as well.
Some things I definitely still need work on:
- Shading. I’m getting better, but probably still too timid.
- Anatomy. Standard.
- Backgrounds. I finish the principals of my drawings or paintings and I am at a loss at how to plan the backdrop.
- Style. So far I have been working mostly on realism and comic-style art. I am feeling the need to branch out a bit. Maybe explore some more creative uses of color.