Practice Makes Perfect
Instead of learning something new up to a mediocre level, I decided to work on something I already know how to do - but need more practice at. The lucky chosen mastery was sketching. Saying that I know how to sketch would be a vulgar exaggeration. I can transfer what I see onto paper, to some degree. However, I'm completely ignorant when it comes to shading, color mixing techniques ... (the list can go on, but I'm just not in the ranting mood).
So, here are my sketchbook attempts, in chronological order. (Please cover your mouth when you laugh at me; my sketching skills still fall into the "sensitive subjects" category).