I've been lurking a long time, first time poster. I'm a nurse from Washington state who's ready for a change and want to get back into art. I was pretty good in highschool, but now I'm picking up my pencil for the first time in over 6 years. I've done some pixel art work here and there since then, but nothing serious. I'm open to criticisms and suggestions, and would love any suggestions especially relating to the best way to effectively become a better artist. Here are a few of my sketches, mostly done in the last couple weeks. I appreciate you taking your time to read this and critique my stuff!