Do you have any current examples of your style that you can show?
I haven't drawn anything of note recently, but I'll see about tracking down a few things I've drawn in the past to use as examples. I'll also try to get a few things drawn today.
Meanwhile, I'm currently agonizing over being unable(because I need it to be graded first to pass the class) to crush my silver(I mean that literally) ring that I worked on for around 25-30 hours because I messed up one thing about it so I can pretend that mistake never happened.
It seems pixiv artists like to draw shiploads of fanart for their favorite characters, if you're into improving on human-looking drawings via practice. (I don't like to disgrace characters I like with bad artwork though so I don't do it...) if you're looking for more environmental things it's probably best to reference a photograph and try to copy it without tracing. Fuck being original, ideas get in the way of quantity.
In the end however, experience doesn't really do that much unless you actively look for how to do something better. Looking at other people's artworks always helps for learning about new aesthetics...not so much for helping you feel better about yourself though.
I will never come back into this topic again because I'm afraid of searing my eyes, btw. (you don't want an ass like me around anyway)
I know you're not coming back, but I'll reply anyway.
First, would I post my art in a public forum while admitting that I'm unskilled if I was afraid that someone would receive it harshly? Compared to countless others, and even plenty of other Shrine members I'm sure, I have no business whatsoever holding a pencil. Were someone to tell me that to my face, I'd agree. (I'd prefer something more constructive, but let's not deceive ourselves here, I'm bad.) That's kind of the point, though. I'm not great now, and I'll continue to not be great until I do something about that. In the meanwhile, all are welcome here- asses or not, but especially you.
Regarding your ring, I'm sorry to hear that it didn't turn out to your standards, and that it bothers you so badly that that's your only option. I was in that place for longer than I care to admit, but I think I've realized that the only way to get out is in forcing myself to accept my mistakes and learn from them. Again, I know I'm far from perfect, and if maintaining the delusion that I am is holding me back, then my pride is going to have to take a hit.
I do appreciate your advice, though. I'll try to keep that in mind as I continue on.