I've had about a two year hiatus on appreciable art skill improvement, which has of course resulted in being utterly dissatisfied with everything I try. Not finishing anything that doesn't have a deadline these days - I tend to wander off.
Known areas that need improvement include anatomy of the neck and upper body, and the leg and hip area in men. I do alright with linework, but the process between splashy underpainting and lovely finished (nonblurry) painting continues to evade me. I'm currently restricted to a limited palette to help get color issues under control. I wouldn't mind a bolt of lighting inspiration while I'm at it.
Perhaps public humiliation will help. Here goes.
[edit - let's put something a little less gorky looking at the bottom of the post so it'll look better as an icon]