As a drawing instructor, I have the privilege to be surrounded by enthusiastic young talents, whom I have the opportunity to influence in their inception as designers and artists. I am often challenged with the task of demonstrating "how to draw", and while there are techniques that can be applied, the most important of all guidance is PRACTICE. It seems trite and relatively obvious, but drawing is a skill that can be improved with constant experimentation. Compare it to sport - one would not expect to be able to compete as a marathon runner without preparation. It requires training (not just running, but in other facets in order to strengthen full physique), and constant determination and drive to improve by employing various techniques to run faster, farther, and more efficiently. Similarly, the more practice, dedication, and experimentation one puts towards drawing, the better they invariably become. The exhausted statement: "I can't draw", should be more accurately phrased: "I won't draw".
I am also fortunate to be able to draw inspiration from fresh artists and designers, and I gain a rejuvenated passion for my craft based on their enthusiasm and creativity. It is my pleasure to be involved with some very keen young designers who have seen the importance of drawing as it applies to their training. This silly illustration I created is part of the involvement with these students, and I am delighted to see their desire to build their drawing skills, and ultimately train to become successful future designers.