And finally, set yourself a goal and stick to it. Helps a lot and don't get depressed/frustrated. Cheer up.
Watch anime/movies, read comic books/graphic novels/manga, be inspired, have fun
And then channel that energy slowly and make it positive and have fun drawing.
Fundamental rule of art is having fun. And that's the only real rule
You have to love drawing even the most boring stuff to be able to enjoy drawing. You gotta love the feeling of pulling each and every single lines. Enjoy the process, not the results. You'll get the results sooner than later when you least expect it
And here's another tip: When you're doing observational drawing, you should have fun and you should experience a calm, meditative, concentrated state of mind, like trance kinda. And you'll see so many details you;ve never seen before. You have to learn to tap into this state and maintain it when you learn/practice drawing in order for it to be most effective. Make notes and post whatever you draw in the sketchbook thread even if it is utter crap. Nobody told me this and I suffered really bad until I realized all this stuff. So put it to your advantage and go Go GO!!!!
And regarding improvement, don't aim to improve in a day/week/month. Have a long term vision or else your visions/ambitions will crumble with disappointment. But that doesn't mean set 10 years to just hone basic drawing/fundamentals lol. What I mean is, say for instance 1 month = observational drawing and assignments, 2nd month to 4th month = anatomy and then other fields like illustration study/animation etc etc etc for few months while going back to basics once or twice a week. Like that and you'll be improving before you know it and having tons of fun!
And let's be friends
I'm a noob too