So you think that you can't draw? You think drawing is a gift that some people are born with and some are not? Well, the good news is that drawing is a skill not a talent. A talent or a gift, is something that we are born with, like a beautiful singing voice. No amount of practise can give us a delightful voice if we don't have one (although even that can be improved), other things we learn, like walking, reading, riding a bike, all these things are skills not talents. Some people may find it is a skill that they learn more easily than others, but everyone can draw. If you can write your name you have the skills needed, you just need practise. That is all drawing is - practise. The more you draw, the better you get at it. It is something that we pick up as children, this idea that we can't draw. Other children label us (or not) as a good 'draw-er'. Or we have parents that tell us that they can't draw, and so we grow to think that we can't draw. But if we grew up believing this, it is just not true. I want to say to everyone that feels that they can't draw, STOP! Get out your pencils today, or any old pen that is lying about, take some paper and give it a go. And don't start the self defeating path of comparing your work to someone else's. Just keep comparing each new drawing to the drawing you did last, or better still to the drawing you did first. You will see improvement each time. And each time you see that improvement you feel motivated to have another go, and another and another. You don't have to take courses, or go to university, or get degrees or even read books if you don't want to. Just do it. Of course all those things might speed up our progress if we have the opportunity to do them and want to do them, but we don't have to. Look online, lots of amazing artists are self taught. And colored pencils are a wonderful medium for learning. We all used them as children. We don't have to worry about drying times, or mixing glazes, or buying the right brushes. A few quality pencils (see my post, what pencils should I buy?) and some decent paper are all that is needed. As you improve you will probably want to read books and watch videos and try new methods, but never be put off by thinking it is too hard. It isn't. You can do it. So just get practising and before you know it you will be producing beautiful works of art that you never thought possible.