I've only been drawing for almost 2 months. During that time I copied some pieces (photos, objects) which came out OK but I realized I wasn't doing good when I wanted to draw something purely from imagination. I decided I'd give myself a challenge and would post a daily picture on Instagram, each starting with a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
So far I'm on letter G. I wasn't able to do it every day, in part because of time, but also because, especially on the later ones, I felt I wasn't really improving or learning, but mostly doing it to have something to post that day. And I think this is a problem with this type of challenges, how to make it something useful instead of just a checklist to cross off every day.
How you ever participated in a daily/periodical challenge? If so, how do you keep it a learning experience instead of just "a thing to post"? How much time do you invest in your piece? Do you feel you have improved by the end of the challenge?
I'm continuing with the ABC challenge but I'm not posting every day because I want to put a little more effort in the drawings. I still have a lot of things to learn like figure drawing and shading (I'm terrible at shading; I have tried shading with pencil and pen and also used Copics in a couple of them). I do like the ideas I come up with (they are macabre) but they not always come out the way I imagine them.
Here are some of the images I have so far. Any input on proportions, shading and technique will be very appreciated.