If I want to get better at drawing, I need to draw everyday. I know of projects I want to do, I know a sense of the issues I have as an artist. What I need to do is be okay with where I am and allow myself to grow over time. This is what I've come up with now and what I'm going to do moving forward. I've been stuck and stopping myself focusing oon theory of art and art-making rather than actually making work. This has my skills and portfolio greatly suffer because of the lack of work and personal growth. I keep imagining the end goal and holding on to expectations. A sense of expectation and challenge is good, but I need a bit more freedom to grow as I rarely finish projects and rarely draw in general. Again, a lot to do with lack of Self-Discipline and responsibility. I need to have, and hold priorities so I make progress on responsibilities and artwork/skillset and not just get lost in video games and social media. @Jake-Parker often mentions how he would skip watching tv, movies, or hanging out with friends when he was my age to continue drawing and growing. I need to do more of that. I also need consistent progress on drawing and generation of work. This advances my experience which enhances my skill. I also need a quota along with this consistency, or something to form direction every-once-in-a-while to take my art into my own hands and into the direction I want to to go into to meet my dream projects and career paths. The direction I go in is based on what I discover about myself and my goals as I ask myself what they are and develop them actively, rather than passively in my head. Basically I need to start writing down my goals and asking questions about what art I want to make so I can find the areas I need to practice or research and copy. This is a frame for admit-tingly an ideal, so in the end the most important thing to do is put in action. I can't look for a "magic pill" to trick myself. The "trick" of executing action is simply executing it. It's the self-discipline of making progress towards my goals whether or not I feel like it that I wish I instantly had more of, but I need to allow myself to grow in that area rather than waiting for "the all answering piece of advice".
This is to follow up on my thoughts of improvement and where I am as an artist. I haven't been making a lot of work and I need to step up if I need to go anywhere. Hope this helps somewhat, if not, I'm just trying to share.
To summarize, I need to keep hold of priorities and follow them, and make efforts to show consistent progress of growth and generation of artwork. along with direction and challenge, I should get closer to where I want to be, and its about making progress whether or not I feel like it, training myself to be more self-disciplined. To be responsible and taking my art into my own hands.
By The Way @Jake-Parker, @Will-Terry, and @Lee-White, The topic of self-discipline is a subject I'm interested in hear your perspectives on. It's my MAJOR issue as an artist and a person. I know for a fact I love art and the creative process, I just need to step up and not a lot of great advice is out there on the topic. What I love about your content on youtube is embracing the "discomforts" that come with being an artist which has a lot to do with self-discipline. If your reading this, thanks!