Nyt's Philosophy on Art: What Needs SayingFollow the link and read the article please:Nyt's Philosophy on Art: What Needs Saying by Nytrinhia
And even though it's talking specifically about business, athletics, music and chess, IT HOLDS TRUE FOR ART.
You can't just sit and sketch the same thing every day and expect to get better. Staying within your comfort zone in art not only WON'T help you get better, but it will also restrict you and make it harder to break out into what you're not used to.
Challenge: Pick something that you don't like drawing or feel you don't draw well. Could be hands, feet, animals, buildings, backgrounds, noses, ears, objects, props, weapons, whatever! Pick one and DRAW IT EVERY DAY with the goal in mind to IMPROVE and DO IT BETTER EVERY TIME you sit down to draw it.
It really does.
Does anyone here remember when noses were the bane of my existence? I do. Want to know how I got over it? It wasn't magic or talent, I can tell you that. I have sketchbook pages FULL o