I'm currently a student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco studying character animation (3d). For years I've always wished I could draw, but never put the effort into building that skill. That's something I'm working on changing.
The foundation courses at the academy are helping, but I know I need to do so much more. I've been really amazed by all the wonderful work posted on these forums, it's really inspired me to pick up my pen and draw.
This afternoon I did a page of creature sketches. I didn't try to think too hard about what I was drawing and instead just sorta doodled. I still have the problem of editing my work as I draw, instead of letting myself be totally free.