I decided to get off my butt and be proactive about drawing again, so I went ahead and did a few studies and sketches to hopefully increase my skill in all areas (though environments are my biggest weakness) I'm looking for any advice to help make me a more efficient and better artist.
For each image i set the timer to 1 hour, my end goal would be to get things like this down in 15 minutes...
a self portrait 1 hr (yeah its goofy and completely over the top)
a few 30 minute portrait studies, aside from the pencil ones, i wanted to try something different and paint in shapes versus lines just to see what the outcome would be...being that im still extremely new to painting and more of a "draftsman" : /
a 2 hour color study of one of my friends, very tough
a 3 hour study that i turned into venom...got carried away : /
and finally a 1hr 40 min study done with chalk