I've been thinking a lot about drawing lately. I used to draw all the time when I was younger, and it's like many skills in this life, you get better the more you do it and it is possible to get rusty if you don't do it for a while. You don't really forget how to do it, but because it uses such fine motor skills to get the message from the brain to the finger tips 'muscle memory' will only take you so far. It's not quite like riding a bicycle (or masturbation, for that matter) in that regard, if you haven't done those for a while you soon remember how.
I really admire people who can draw well. There's a very fine difference between something that really sings on the page, and a line that just doesn't look quite right.
The more I look at illustration the more I want to pick up a pencil again and get to it. What I need to do though is to get over that period of frustration at not being able to it as well as I used to. If you're a bit of a perfectionist like I am, then it's harder to get through that without packing it in.
So I need to give myself permission to suck at it for a while. Which is an extremely hard thing to do!