Hey guys! I wanted to draw something soft and strong at the same time, and that's what came out Proportions are not quite right, but anyway... I focused more on colours, ehehe ^^ Ref used for the sword, of course XD Hope you like it, have a nice day!!
Depends on what you wanna do, but for EVERY style it's necessary to have a 3-dimensional idea of what you're drawing... if u want to draw people I highly reccomend to make some realistic studies, they really help (even if you draw in a manga style). Also, look carefully illustrations of artists you love, and try to understand 'how they did it'... but anyway, the only way you can improve is train hard, there's no 'magical tutorial' or stuff like that ^^'