Developing skill is an important aspect to master the craft. To educate our visual sense we learn from live studies and understand colors, compositions, shapes, gestures and so on.
Let's work on an interesting exercise that will help us later in animation and in developing ideas.
1. Let’s draw some borders and force our self to compose our surroundings in them:
Vide: Compositions live study.
2. Let's do some gesture studies. Trying not just to capture the pose but also to capture life.
Video: Gesture live study.
It would be a good practice to maintain a monthly sketchbook. To develop the rigour of drawing all the time.