oh! uh, hi!
Well I have been drawing for a really long time and honestly my art looked very the same from when I started it until I started slightly improving a bit since 2010, my art took a big step starting from 2012 and I started taking it more seriously and I met a lot of amazing people on my way which I learned and aspired from, I was adopting many styles, methods and techniques until I came up with my own, when my summer vacation at 2012 hit, I decided to put a challenge on me and draw every single day even when I was sick, I wouldnt miss a day and spend my last month with my oldest tablet because I was expecting to get a new one which provided me the features I never had, like pressure, that that, which is it’s model is intuos 5, made me really happy and it served me for a long period, its still in good condition while I use my cintiq, but my intuos 5 is like a family member to me and it will always come along my way, I even carried it to the usa considering having no laptop.
After the challenge I took a habit of drawing everyday and I kept doing it a couple a times a day, even if I had to stay wake up at night and draw due for the challenging last two years at school (finals)
I was practicing my art a lot and I took a step above to practice anatomy and figure drawing from a book I ordered and I’d spend my times during school drawing and practicing, I also draw to burn time, but i just make a bunch of doodles to make my time pass.
kinda what build my skills today, I never have one praticular style and I tend to flow between very cartoonic styles to semi realistic, or different appearances at all, I like experiecing, doing new stuff is always fun
I mgiht not draw a lot today and I dont have any clear answer for how drawing skills form, sicne they all take very different process in different events from different invoriments and stuff, but one thing I can say that
Its all about practice, it doesnt take a day, it doesnt take a year, it doesnt take 2 years or 3, art development is a very long process and it carries history on it’s back, its like a journey, its not the same as learning how to play a guitar, its not a code you learn or anything else.
Art is not a very hard process to develop, and on the way you should be learning to accept your art as it is currently, know that it will never fit your imagination or image, know that as far as you improve as far as it looks close to the texture in your mind, you should learn that from bad feedback you learn your goals and from good feedback you get the confident to continue, they will be both equal and not all bad feedback may be true and not all good feedback may be true. all you gotta do is believe in yourself, in your gut, compare what people say to what you see in your art, recocnize your improvement and flaws and continue doing what you do.
Try other things on your way, art might not even be your passion but you still can adopt it and have it a major part of you, experience other things, like science, music, animals or anyother thing on your way, after all they will also affect your art like ingerdiants for baking a cake, and you will have a unique potentional. you could be an animator, concept artist, you could mix art with craft, you could mix your habits into your art and draw what you like, thats also an option.
good luck on your way