I really do not know. Yes, of course, you have to practice. But there are correct ways to practice and other … not so much.
Imagine you have to learn to throw free throws in basketball. Imagine that you have never seen how it is done. You stand behind the line and … one shot, another, another. You can shoot 10,000 times. That is not a good way to practice.
If a coach shows you how to do it and correct your posture and shooting sequence, in one morning you will be better than with your 10,000 shots alone.
Another option is to study how those who know how to shoot free throws do it. But maybe you do not understand it, perhaps you overlook some things, maybe you think that something they do does not matter.
As you know, I’m trying to learn to draw. I’ve been with this for more than two and a half years. I’m trying to learn without going to any art school or academy. I follow the path that I myself design. I do not know if it’s the right one.
I also have time limitations. I find it difficult to take between one and two hours a day to study and practice. I suppose that dedicating between 5 and 8 hours a day the advance would be much greater … I should not think about that because I have what I have.
I spent some time learning to use the pencil. Then I worked the basic forms in perspective, simple forms, simple animals … Then I went to the head and human figure.
Sometimes I think that I am stuck repeating the same mistakes and achieving the same unconvincing results.