So basically I've been practicing to draw cartoons and my pugs. Its taken a lot of repetition of the same basic subject matter and themes, its been worth it, but you just need to bite the bullet and practice and then criticise your own work.
A bit like playing the guitar really.
My cat died. This is Nerf as the Last Astronaut.
Painting of my niece using the French method of Painting. Also requires a lot of practice.