When I was in school I drew every day without even thinking about it. For one I was constantly in art classes, second when I was in other classes, I'd doodle to pass the time, then, when I got home I'd create random little projects to occupy my time since I lived out in the boonies
Since being out of school, having other obligations, and not having daily assignments or paper in front of me, I find I only draw/paint/create when a project demands it, whether it's an idea of mine or something I'm creating for someone else, it always has an immediate and specific purpose.
When I look around at other people's work I find it often makes me sad. There are so many awesome, EPIC things being created. I think my concepts are great (obviously since they're my concepts
) but it's the execution that's lacking. I've had some natural talent for art my whole life, but I've found in the last several years relying on that alone and never practicing, that my ability has severely diminished.
I need to re-commit myself to my art, which is why I'm creating the goal for myself to create something every day. Some days it might just be a sketch, some days it might be a full on project, but just to continually hone my skills instead of letting them subside in the gap between projects.