Listening to: Elvis
Reading: X-Men Legacy
I've been thinking a lot lately about how I've been improving (or, a more worrisome thought, how I haven't) and a few ideas came to mind:
*Draw This Again! That good ol' DTA meme is always good for seeing how you've improved. I've only done that once, and the result was one of my worst drawings in a long time. Maybe I should do another one?
*Finish him! There are many pictures in my gallery that are not "finished", as it were. Because I am slow and lazy and also usually have a backlog of ideas in my head, I often just doodle out the lineart, slap on some flats, and call it a day. There are probably dozens of pictures that I could touch up the color and - most importantly - add some texture and shading to. That's something I really need to put some work into.
*Forced March This is one I'm not fond of because historically it hasn't worked for me. Basically a "draw something every day" sort of thing - either a completed drawing or noticeable progress on something. I end up phoning this in a lot, though.
*Studies This also is historically not good for me because I am impatient. This would involve putting all my fun and creative doodles on hold for a while while I crack open the Loomis and do some serious sketchbook work. I probably should do this (especially because proportions and realistic work are my biggest weakness) but I'd rather pound out some mediocre fanart.
So, what do you suggest? If you have a specific suggestion (e.g. something to redraw or a book to read) feel free to post a link in the comments.