I am both lazy and a perfectionist. Normally in turn, occasionally at the same time. It made participating in this year's April Draw a serious hardship. The perfectionist wanted to be true to the rules and *draw* every day. The lazy person said 'hey, trying to repaint furniture here, that should totally count too.' So I found my weekends, rather than being devoted to bigger projects, had just as small pieces as my work days. Instead of big projects, I went with experimenting in different areas to broaden my horizons.
Landscapes instead of just coloring line art. (I like coloring.)
Not having line art to go by for said landscapes. (One stand alone, one for a 'coloring line art' picture.) Backgrounds for my digital work tend to just be patterns and textures, rather than full scenes, so that was different.
Dealing with perspectives. (Which, while cool in idea, frequently failed in execution, as my laziness continues to outvote my perfectionism. My hand to head to torso ratio still needs a lot of work.)
Photography and photoshop actions. (I shouldn't be using my iPhone for this. I do have a proper digital camera. While obviously not professional quality, it would still be a step up. At least the camera has flash.) I think I am misunderstanding the purpose of actions. Shiny.
Pattern making. (Surprisingly both easier and more difficult than expected.) I'm almost done stitching, so I will have to update the pattern where I found I'd made mistakes. I'll be uploading the finished project, with a color list, for anyone interested. (I like designs that I can change the colors for, although I do love me my Dimensions kits.)
Character design, using real life references. (I did a lot of portraiture. I dislike most of my results, but it was good exercise.) Drawing my own characters in a more realistic style was really weird. (I still wouldn't consider them very realistic pictures- I wasn't interested in adding lighting studies on top of practicing drawing facial features.) Facial hair was something entirely new to me, as most work I do is of women. (When one grows up using siblings and self for reference, one gets used to that body type- small, athletic, and *female*.) Crunch the half-orc is, I think, the only male I attempt to draw with any sort of regularity, and he's lacking in facial hair.