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New artist looking for some beginner's advice
So back in high school I used to take Art, eventually dropped it as technically I was never very good. I've got very little patience and I'll always rush things and mess anything up (especially with paint), but I do still remember some of the things I was taught in regard to composition and proportions. Always enjoyed doodling, and decided it'd be a decent hobby and get me away from games every now and then. I always need some kind of motivation so I'm planning on doing some little single-pane comic style drawings which each review on my website. Before I get even close to that though I need to get my drawing skills up.
I bought a WACOM Bamboo special edition (small) graphics pad thing, and this is my first sort of proper attempt, as in I know it's not good, but I'm struggling to work out what to do to make it better. It's just a test type thing so if the advice is leave that alone and start something new, I'm cool with that. Anyway I'd really appreciate any advice and suggestions on what to work on in the short term.
Oh and the idea for the drawing (and the comics of the future are basically me mixed with the character I'm playing in that particular game. So basically my head and build but their clothes. This is based on Guild Wars 2