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What is the best way to learn to draw?

What sort of books should you read?

If you have a passion for it, but don’t have the time or inclination to dedicate a lot of time to a subject – the internet is there for you.

As time goes on, you can get better at it (i.e. you can do more projects, get better at it). Here are a few things to look for:

Knowledge or education in the arts/crafts.

A thorough understanding of your subject.

A thorough understanding of your subject. Creative and original ideas. Lots of them.

Lots of them. A drive for improvement. Keep drawing in spite of the frustration and setbacks.

Keep drawing in spite of the frustration and setbacks. Consistency. Keep writing, drawing, and experimenting.

Keep writing, drawing, and experimenting. Motivation and drive. Find ways to improve your motivation .

Find ways to improve your motivation . Curiosity. A question to ask yourself – do I really want to learn how this works?

A question to ask yourself – do I really want to learn how this works? Creative and curious mindset.

I’ve had the pleasure of learning from some of the best, most talented people of my generation, some as pros, many as amateurs.

You, too, could benefit from their knowledge, experience, and wisdom.

Now, this isn’t a complete list. I know I’ll be revisiting some old favorites eventually. In the meantime, take your time and get comfortable in the craft/artist/artistic mindset.

This is a book-length primer covering drawing techniques, styles, conventions, tools, and general stuff. There are chapters on:

Colouring, drawing basics

Basic outlines/lines

Basic shapes

Different shapes

Tiling (shapes)

Struggling with texturing

Basic vectoring (shape and size)

Image copyright PA Image caption A police officer was attacked when he tried to stop a man committing the attack

A man has admitted punching an unarmed police officer in the face because a car was parked illegally on a London street.

Alfie Mair, 22, charged a police officer after the officer tried to stop him from attacking him during a drunken rampage in Islington.

He attacked the officer in July 2007 and was given a nine-month jail sentence.

Mair, who was driving a van