I've always thought drawing is fun, but I've always had problems with motivating myself enough to progress, too. About five years ago, the stage of "doodle-doodle, check this out, my talent is absolutely earth-shattering" ended and since that time I've hardly drawn anything. I couldn't force myself to spend more than 15mins wrestling with a pencil, sketching something hopelessly from my head and raging at the outcome.
Recently I've found out that there are more reasonable ways to improve, other than browsing animu on deviantART. My final exams are getting closer too, so I need some excuses not to study.
The only thing I've been drawing all that time are quasi-animu females, with unsymmetrical faces and mostly naked, so I wouldn't have to bother myself with clothes and folds.
I decided to start doing something less awkward, so let's begin with the first landscape in my entire life, referenced from a photo I've found on the interwebs.
EDIT: Landscape moved to the next post for more awesome thumb.