Hello and it's nice to meet you and this is my first post!
I'm currently self-teaching art and I been having trouble with learning how to get a good drawing or showing that the drawing has some quality to it.
Still learning how to draw fundamentals and not neglecting it at all, I just want to know if there's any practices on going from a messy sketch to being able to regularly and understand how to draw good line art. One of my goals is to master line art like images in old illustrations that uses crosshatching
this is my work now
there's things I need to master like anatomy and being able to draw form, but I feel like my biggest flaw is not drawing properly in position. Admittedly, I use a different grip (putting the pencil against the end of my thumb instead of the proper tripod grip) and draw small strokes instead of large strokes and using my arm.
I think the core of the problem is how I'm not positioning myself properly therefore making little progress. Sorry if this was all over the place, but how do I position myself to draw so I can practice properly and therefore produce good illustrations?