Sometimes I get a little frustrated to hear people tell me they can’t even draw a straight line because if I want to draw a straight line I will usually get out a ruler and use it as a straight edge. I try to express to my students that art is about getting your ideas and thoughts down on paper. However they can do that to help me visualize their idea, I accept it. My students will often ask me how long I’ve been drawing and I tell them all my life. I used to draw on everything, walls, car ceilings, the dirt, you name it and I was probably drawing on it but I didn’t magically wake up one morning and know how to draw. Practice, practice will help win video games. Practice will provide skills to win the soccer match. Practice will make someone a better drawer.
In my fifth grade classes we begin with contour drawings