Art Tip #2 Take things in via osmosis.
Were you the kid in class that sat there nodding off in a lecture even if it was a cool lecture in a subject you liked? Did you somehow retain the information anyways even though you were terribly distracted? You may be like me in the fact you can binge watch The Walking Dead, fall asleep in the middle of it, and wake up being able to miraculously draw zombies.
Your brain, like I said, is a lot cooler than you think it is.