Hey @DukeGaga311 ! Sorry I haven’t responded in awhile, it has been quite busy for me with family and work. But thank you for thinking of me!
I think the best advice I could give is to keep drawing. As a kid I drew everyday, it was unrefined, it didn’t look that great, but I didn’t care. It was fun to just draw and I loved to draw comics… so I copied everybody, all my favorite artists, swiping panels and putting them into my own comics. In the process, I ended up learning through that. You don’t even have to have a great drawing at the end, just draw for a few minutes a day and draw everyday. @Aurora had good advice that was similar to what my college teacher told all of his classes. Everybody has maybe 10 great drawings in them. But to get to it, you have to draw like a million drawings first before you get to them. So get drawing!
But the flip side of it, is I would pick up idiosyncrasies and bad habit from some of them as well. In fact, I would purposefully copy ‘style’ because it was cool. Nothing wrong with it, but it would only be learning the surface of drawing… I wasn’t really digging deep into the why they drew it that way.
So, another piece of advice is to draw from life. Take some time to draw people that you see when you’re traveling, at the zoo, in a coffee shop or wherever. Draw your face in the mirror, your hands and feet, your family, etc. This will help you get into the habit of figuring out how things ‘work’ with your drawings. Things like, how do clothes fold or drape over things… how does my knuckle look when they’re clenched? What do eyebrows do when I’m surprised
Another tip I learned in college was to learn to loosen up when you draw. Like for your Lobo drawing, if you want to mess with placement and proportions just use ovals and circles to block in shapes and where things would go. Your lines shouldn’t be final yet and can be scribbly to start. Your lines, at the beginning, are there for you to figure out where things should go and how big things would be. Then when your comfortable start adding on top of that until finally you can get in there tighter. Take a look at your drawing as a whole. Don’t get stuck drawing details on an eye without working on other parts of the drawing.
There are some artists that can just go straight to tight details from the get go, but in general loose and scribbly was a good start for me. If you go in tight right away, you might find that placement and proportions are all out of whack and you end up with a lop sided drawing.
Lastly, my teacher taught us (and this was a hard lesson to learn) not to be so precious with our artwork. Each sketch and drawing we were doing was to learn to make a better one for the next time. And on top of that if there was a part of the drawing that was really good… but it didn’t work with the rest of the drawing… we shouldn’t be afraid to erase or correct that good part to make the rest of the drawing work.
Anyhow, I hope some of that droning on helps you out! Have fun learning to draw! Every artist on the planet is still learning and re-learning, the minute we think we know everything is the minute our artwork starts to suffer! Good luck and post up your work here so we can see!