Okay, so the thread title is a little vague and bold for what you're about to see. Allow me to briefly explain. I'll be 23 next month and I've just graduated from a university with a 4 year degree. Instead of continuing to law school I've decided to walk off the straight shot and pursue my interest in fine arts. Of course, this means I have a LOT of catching up to do. I'm practicing to get to get a decent portfolio together, so I can go back to school for this. I have only just started doing this, even during college I never had time to draw as a hobby. The last time I seriously picked up a pencil was probably seven to eight years ago. Now at this point there's probably some skepticism, but this is one of those things I don't want to look back on in 30 years and think, "what if?". Right now my goal is progression, not necessarily product.
Any criticism and advice on improvement would be much appreciated. Because I've just started all I really have are observations and copies from anatomy books.
* I'm not sure how observational nudity taken from anatomy books/studio drawing sessions is tolerated in the fan art forum, as it is necessary in the learning process - but if violates the rules, and nudity is nudity, then I apologize ahead of time.