I've been drawing pictures for as long as I've been able to hold a crayon in my hand. Therefore, I sometimes take for granted just how easy this is for me and just how frustrating this task may be for others. Don't worry though ... I'm here to help.
Contrary to popular belief, the skill of drawing isn't a talent that has been bestowed upon a select few of us. I firmly believe that each and every one of us is capable of drawing an image. We all draw ... be it the mindless scribbling of stick figures on a scrap of paper while talking on the phone or putting a considerable investment of time into something more polished which would be worthy of a frame and a place to hang on the wall.
How to draw
From my own experiences, I've discovered that the best way to learn how to draw is to ignore the concept of drawing lines to create your image. Instead you should focus on the shapes that make up the basic structure of the object that you plan to draw. For example: a table in it's most simplest form is a box. Draw a box and you have the beginnings of a drawing of a table.
This idea may be a little difficult to grasp in text and especially if your current skill level is not much more than "on the phone doodler". So over the course of the next few steps I'm going to show you exactly what I'm talking about. Let's get started!