- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
First start with understanding that learning how to draw will take time, devotion, practice, and effort. Keep in mind that in addition to being good at art takes a very certain type of mind set.
In order to become good at drawing we will recommend you learn all the basics. This includes being familiar with all the mediums of art, and feeling comfortable with the elements and principles of art. You can learn these basics either through class or self taught. But don't just wing it. Taking classes and reading books on art is the best way to learn. Take the basics and apply it to art. This includes learning how to draw still lifes, landscapes, realistic pieces, abstract pieces, gesture drawings, etc. After you have become familiar with the different art categories, create challenge yourself with different prompts. This will test your ability to use what you learned and draw a variety of subject matters. In addition to creating art pieces, constantly sketch in a sketchbook. Do this everywhere you go. You get good at drawing everything by literally drawing everything. This will help you with your ability to draw fast, have good motor skills, create good observation drawings, and help with human figures.
Push yourself to be better. Be hard on yourself. Do not get cocky in your artwork. Always look for areas of improvement so that you can make your next one better. Encourage yourself with positive criticism.
Also, do not become discouraged. What you are trying to do is very hard. Understand that becoming talented takes time and practice. Keep working hard, and you will reach your goal