I've been working through the Draw a Box exercises to improve my fundamental skills. No lie, I couldn't help but feel like the super-rigorous approach was gonna kill my enthusiasm when I started. But after working with some of the techniques more, like ghosting your lines and drawing through your ellipses, I can see how it will all eventually fit together. I just gotta keep at it.
I feel good about drawing again, like it's something I can do for fun and enjoyment, and not some sort of obligation. I was demoralized for a while because I couldn't just enjoy the act of drawing things, usually because I was too focused on my mistakes. So I'd draw less, and not improve, and then when I sat down to draw again, the cycle would repeat.
Not even close, but I am winding up the spring.