God, I hate drawing faces.
When I was a younger artist, I would resort to drawing mostly non-humanoids and when I did try drawing something relatively human, I would make sure to obscure the face with as many paraphernalia as possible (masks, helmets, whatnot) so as to avoid realizing how bad I was at drawing them.
Try as I might, I wasn't able to find a style that I was able to connect with significantly. When I got older, I was able to step a little out of my comfort zone and make some highly unsatisfactory attempts at drawing human proportions, facial features, and coherent elements. However, with time, experience, and layer after digital layer of drawings erased because of personal dissatisfaction, I was able to finally find a means of improving my artwork while maintaining a relative level of tolerance for the accursed works of the past.
This is the third time I've attempted at a portrait of Chara from UNDERTALE. I've developed a rather unhealthy obsession for this particular character for the last while or so, probably because of the amount of lore surrounding their dark past, malevolent plans, and motives in the UNDERTALE narrative. I begin to notice now that I gradually became more comfortable with sporting facial features as I drew a character several times (1st time I basically ignored most facial features in a full-body portrait, nose/mouth was obstructed in 2nd portrait, 3rd portrait doesn't obstruct facial features at all). I guess it was all worth it in the name of progress; of the three renditions of Chara, I'm the most proud of this one yet.
Anyhow, if you were somehow able to read through all that feels-y bullcrap, thank you for your time. I appreciate it greatly.
As for my other art projects (necrodancer and whatnot), I'm just going to be starting some other tributary projects alongside it, so deviations might not be coming out every day for Absolute God of Hyperdance. Of course, this allows for me to work more on quality and style without a chronic deadline.