Recently, I began doing more sketches to increase my familiarity of the subjects on animals. Still remember, when I was just starting out drawings, one of the first creatures I drew were pandas and dinosaurs. Those memorable moments were really helpful as they increase my love for the subjects and nature itself. I also notice that you will, perhaps, never really understand fully a particular subject until you spend time to draw them out.
Feel free to place your comments below and link me to some drawings of yours.
Concept Illustrator and Arts Trainer