I'd have to say that the number one thing I'm learning from doing these classes week by week (and having 'done' a BUNCH by just watching the videos) it is really important that you take some time to practice, and to let the info kinda 'soak in' if you get what I mean.
Totally agree!! I started by just watching vids, then realized I was treating it like netflix or something. Not a helpful way to do it.
One thing I learned by watching the How To Draw Everything (and other beginner drawing classes) is that you CAN draw everything if you remember to work from large (shapes) to small (details). I always have to start over when I forget to work that way.
Right now I'm going through the drawing folds and wrinkles class. Not finished yet, so about the biggest thing I've learned so far is that I'm too impatient haha!