After moving house and getting out of the habit of practice, I have felt a real lack of motivation.
So in order to try to get over that I've started a couple of things:
I'm doing "DrawABox" and am finding it to be very helpful. My line work (on paper) has dramatically improved and learning the techniques has also helped my digital line work, after making it worse for a little while. I would love to have something like a Cintiq I could draw straight on as that seems to be the main problem when converting my line work to digital. I'm up to the 250 box drawing challenge and even 25 boxes into it I can tell there is slow but significant improvement in my 2D/3D spacial/ drawing skills.
I have also started a graphics novel. Very childish but I have to remind myself that I am new enough that a child's drawing skill is appropriate. I'm using it to just get in the habit of drawing things I know I am not good at. Working my way through the bad stuff in a framework where that is ok and my anxiety/ perfectionism doesn't start to kick in.
The people are laughable, I only use colour sometimes, perspective is done by eye mostly, and I'm learning software techniques as I'm going.
Yet. It is helping. Even only a couple of pages here (that I'm not about to show) I can feel improvement. I am also trying to work on specific things in different cells. Perspective here, doing colour in this one, thinking more on lighting, characterisation and storytelling in the next. I'm no colouring them all but obviously I am trying to include all the other stuff as I go.
I'm also working my way through all the course videos in Art School and trying to use what I remember in it. I'll go back on theory days and try to learn bit and pieces in more dept.
In case you are wondering. I am using a plot I made for a TTRPG (Table Top Role Playing Game) as a story guide. I've made character sheets and will use dice to decide things so I don't have to worry too much about the plot/ story as improvising that in RPGs is kind of my best skill. It's Mage: The Awakening (Chronicles of Darkness version) for those curious. They haven't awakened yet but are about to.