Apparently I haven't done a journal entry since last June!
I've been drawing a lot more over the last year or so, and I think it's partly due to having DeviantART as a place to show things off. Pretty much everything I draw is fan art, either of my own characters or somebody else's, and half the fun of the latter is sharing it with other people who know the characters. DA is good for inspiration, too; browsing other people's art gives me ideas for mine, as well as letting me see how they do things (oh, that's a really good way to draw a nose, I should try that...). My drawing skills have definitely improved over that time, but I still have a lot to learn. I particularly want to get better at shading and doing folds in clothes.