I drew three 2-minutes self portrait sketches, and decided to work out the third, I’m especially proud that I was able to see the shades of color in my hair and didn’t get lost in the detail (what I used to do). For some reason all this strengthening of the visual memory has helped me.
There are weaknesses too. There is still too much “tell” and not enough “show”. This refers to the show, don’t tell principle in fictional storytelling. I still want to draw everything, while it is sometimes better to leave things out, so the observer has to fill those details in for themselves, which makes it much more engaging (because of the viewer participation).
That is all.