Hi! I've been trying to get better at drawing, but I just don't have the technical skill for it. I had had over ten years of weekly art classes so I know a lot about art, various techniques and theory, but I still can't seem to make decent drawings. I know I need to practice, but I don't know if the way I'm practicing is good since I'm not really improving. I mostly just draw whatever I want to, while trying to do it as well as I can. Do you know any specific methods/exercises to practice art?
are you using referencing to learn? That may be your problem but then again if you’ve had 10 years of art classes then you probbaly have been forced to use them.
It’s hard to give advice in a general sense rather than specific, what exactly are you having trouble with concerning technique?
you say you usually draw things that you want to, but have you also taken the measures of drawing things you need in order to improve yourself even if it’s not necessity what you want to draw? such as basic shapes and bowls and fruit and stuff like that to practice form?