So, I've had this account for a really long time now, and I've been bemoaning my lack of drawing ability for ages as well. I've got a book, learning to draw in 30 days. So my thought is, why not actually go through the exercises, practice the techniques, and get some use out of the DA account by making it all public? Knowing that people could potentially check the page might give me the extra incentive to stay on top of it.
Of course, I am already loaded down with a ton of other projects, so I'm not going to be a stickler on actually doing a lesson each and every day, stories and other blog articles will still come first, but hopefully I'll be able to do it often enough to improve my skills and learn some actual techniques on the way. And then, who knows? Maybe I'll start posting up actual art as well.