I always look at other artist works and think "Oh, man I really love how that looks" or "Wow, I've never thought of a head being that shape...". It's pretty obvious (for me at least) that I tend to stay in my comfort zone when I'm sketching and just draw the same things over and over with a little variation. Over the years I've heard how educational it can be to copy other artists work, but since I'm lacking in the confidence area I get a little freaked out by the thought of my limited knowledge and skill set trying to replicate a great masters work. So I decided to start a little smaller... I went ahead and tried my hand at some Disney related stuff. These are all pretty quick sketches somewhere in the range of 5-10 mins max.
After copying a Bambi drawing I figured what the heck why not take a stab and disnefying my own little creatures. So here's what I came up with. I spent a little longer on these little guys.