Start off with stuff that you like, but always be willing to expand! If you like drawing landscapes, or animals, or shoujo, whatever it is! It’s easier to get into art when you begin with stuff you’re more familiar with and enjoy. but there might be times when you need to draw something other than your favorite stuff, so take some time to experiment with what you’re not used to
Draw. EVERY. DAY. or as frequently as possible. this’ll feed your creativity and strengthen your own personal style, and you honestly do not need to go all out all the time. make a little doodle, even. a doodle of poop. who cares?? just keep drawing trust me.
There’s no “right” way to draw.. just your way! let’s face it no matter how many times you try to emulate styles of your favorites artists, something about it makes it turn out completely different.. and that’s a good thing! you didnt get into art to be a clone of another artist—you did it to invent your own artistic perspective! admire and take reference from all the good art and inspiration you find, but don’t copy them, you feel me?
Do not put yourself down I swear to fucking hell and high water do not do this to yourself because it’s straight up stupid. you know how this makes you feel? not better, that’s for sure. yeah there’s gonna be those times where you tease yourself like, “whoo golly this looks like nasty turd,” but you shouldn’t truly believe that’s the bottom line of your skill. everybody gets bad art days, but you just need to keep going. and the more time you spend carrying on the less time there is to be a negative noot noot
And have fun! fight-o! (•̀o•́)ง