I've been drawing for a little while casually.
I'm of the opinion that any human skill can be learnt, and can also be taught.
That being said, I have really no idea how to improve my skills and techniques. People frequently tell me to "practice", when I ask what I should be practicing they tell me to "just draw anything".
So that's what I've been doing, however when I try and draw something I often can't because I seem lack the skills to do so.
For example, to practice line work, proportions and body shape I was tracing images and also just copying poses/gestures by eye.
I still feel after all this that I'm not really improving. I can't draw scenery at all, I can't draw colour, I can't "paint" an image entirely. All I can really do is trace, copy and roughly sketch.
Any help with improving would be very much appreciated. Any books, videos, lessons, tips and advice is welcome
Also here is some line art I was copying, though I don't really know what the next stage is. I'd like to colour it, but I don't know how...