I've never been able to draw. Ever.
Because I've always known I wanted to write, that inability never really come up. As long as I could communicate with words, who cared if my doodles looked like doodoo? But when I started working in advertising, I noticed my copywriting cohorts could draw. They weren't necessarily art directors, but they were good enough. AdWeek calls them "hybrid creatives." I call them "very rude."
Suddenly, my hand's refusal to cooperate started to frustrate me. So I bought a book, You Can Draw In 30 Days, by Mark Kistler. I got a sketchbook and an eraser. I did not buy good pencils or a "blending stomp," nor did I learn what a “blending stomp” was. Maybe next time!
So Can I Draw In 30 Days? Not really! My doodles still mostly suck. But I did have fun being creative for 30 days, and I think that's probably the more important lesson here.
I highly recommend saving that image from lesson 28. It's really impossible not to laugh at. You're welcome!