The more you think about the time it'll take you to reach that level, the more you'll halt yourself. Just practice, and practice lots, it takes years.
Personally, I think it's just a matter of a) planning out what you're drawing and b) taking the time to finish it. I think Cype and some other members can definitely do some of the stuff here but they just have to put in the time to finish it properly. =_=;
On another note, if you get discouraged by looking at these, then you should just focus on bettering yourself on one thing until you master it. For myself, I wasn't the best at CGing but I worked on coloring cel-style and I can definitely say that I've become proficient in that style. I'll be working on painterly style next. C:
Anyways, on to the next Inspiration of the Day!
Art by: Alex Lei Sheng
lady really needs 2 wash her hair
Art by: Alexander Smolyakov
Art by: Marta Nael
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someday I will do something that good. probably with lineart though.
My Story Thread
If you took the time to read this, you can just call me Al, or Stan.