Tell Vic to get over it.
Copy drawings from your favorite masters.
Make drawings of great sculptures, etchings and paintings.
Anything that attracts you draw it. If you hear people talking about how great an artist is then go look them up. They're all worth looking at. The craft of a technical illustrator to the bizarre Surrealism of Dali are all inspiring.
When looking at the masters look at everything: Composition, Materials and Medium. Look at the Subject: What and why were they painting it? How does that relate to what you are drawing? Is it Story they are telling, a portrait to help pay for more canvas, a religious artifact, a cover for a video game? Start thinking about what you can do when you're a master. What story are you going to tell? We want to see it.
"What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."