How can I learn to draw?
July 18, 2011 7:00 AM Subscribe
For as long as I can remember, I always liked to draw. Unfortunately, I'm also the worst artists I've ever met. Help me change this!
posted by GilloD to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
I never really learned to draw. Some people intuit things really well, I tend not to- I have to learn how to learn (Build some kind of context for the knowledge) something before I can get into it. And while I've done this with many things in the past, I never got drawing down. And I mean it, I'm terrible. At 27 I'm barely past stick figures. My sense of perspective is non-existent.
I mean, I can see these things in my mind, but when I put pen to paper I end up with a mess. I have no way to translate vision to action.
So what I'm looking for is a book or a video series, anything to teach me drawing. I don't think I'm going to turn into DaVinci, I'm not going to be self-publishing a graphic novel, but I'd like to be able to sketch a glass of water or a tree. Suggestions?