"Be like a sponge—suck up everything you can lay your eyes on. Look for the unusual, the common, characters, situations, compositions, attitudes study shapes, features,
personalities, activities, details, etc." - Walt Stanchfield
I've lately been inspired by many good draftsmen who all told me the more or less same:
Draw anything you see every day!
I've really been too much into thinking about techniques and I've pushed myself too forceful
instead of being loose and regarding drawing as a process that is fun.
After having this insight I decided to reduce my steps to 2 or maybe 3:
1. drawing the gesture/defining the rough shape (I call it spacing)
2. understanding of the three-dimensionality