Having resurrected myself with my necromantic powers I will now update again with some sketches!
Thanks for the comments PeNcIl ReBeLlIoN and mariusz. I will get around to finishing the chick with the fire things some time but I am doing a lot of quick sketches now and don’t really feel like getting stuck in detailed rendering. I think I learn more from just doing quick sketches.
I am working mostly on learning to draw decent anatomy from memory. I think I was too reliant on reference before and that is no good. These sketches are done with little to no reference. I will sometimes glance at a photo/look in the mirror if I get really stuck but I try not to. If I must use reference I try to program what I’m drawing into my brain so I can do it again later. I think I have made some progress but I still need lots of practise.
I ought to do some environment soon instead of characters floating around with no bg...