I’m still learning to draw! I’ve just finished working through ‘Drawing on the right side the brain‘, the first book I got to help me get going, after I heard it could do wonders with even the most hopeless cases (like me!)
The first thing the book gets you to do is a self-portrait before doing any of the exercises in the book. 6 Chapters later, having learned about and done exercises on line, proportions, negative spaces, shading, and the ‘gestalt’ (wholeness) of pictures, you finish up with another self-portrait, and compare the two.
Here are my before and after drawings:
Before working with the book:
After (3 weeks later):
I think the book has worked pretty well! I’m going to carry on of course, and realise I still know nothing, and have so so so much to learn. I have another book in mind for my next steps, and intend to start sketching massively from here on too. What fun!