I really want to get back to drawing. The truth is, I want to draw better than I am able to at this point in time. I have been working on some new techniques for drawing/coloring but the improvement is very slow and very gradual. Having no art background really hurts me here. It's a bit frustrating as growing up I was not allowed a lot of freedoms to take classes in things that I did not display a talent for (aka I couldn't risk my GPA with art classes).
I do plan to do more drawing. There's two things I have been working on that need significant improvement:
1. I need to understand the balance of detail/realism. I'm trying to draw fantasies. If the characters look more like a comic or cartoon, that probably isn't a bad thing. Learning what details/parts should be drawn and which parts should be omitted is something I need to figure out. Being stuck in the tweener state I was in before isn't something I wish to return to.
2. I just don't understand coloring/shading/lighting on a fundamental level. I think this is the part that aggravates me the most as it not only requires a deeper understanding of art in general but also a significant amount of understanding programs used for illustration.
Hopefully at some point I'll actually do what I need to do to truly improve and not just wish it would happen.