How Do You Learn to Sketch?
This is a question I get almost everyday. How do you learn to sketch? How do you get better? What tools do you use to make those lines?
The answer is always the same. How do you learn to sketch? You have got to practice. You have got to DO.
This applies to whatever it is you want to get better at, you simply have to practice. If you want to be the best at something, you have got to practice ten times more than the average person who rather dream than take action.
There’s no limit to how good you can become at something. The limit is yourself and your decisions. You’re never done practicing either, you’re never done learning. There is no finish line. The goal should be to get better at whatever you’re doing everyday. That’s it.
It doesn’t matter what tools you use to start with. That shouldn’t be your focus. How do you learn to sketch?
Pick up the pen that’s right there next to you, grab that envelope that’s been ripped open and start to draw lines. I think you know this already but somehow we as humans love to procrastinate.
That’s why most people don’t reach their full potential. It’s very, very easy to get distracted today and come up with excuses as to why you can’t do something. Don’t be that person. You’re better than that.
If you want something, figure out how to get it. Research what others have done that are a few steps ahead of you then replicate those steps until you have figured it out.
Remember the world does not owe us anything. You get to where you want to be by practicing and learning new skills and helping others along the way. The value you give out to the world comes back to you 10x, sooner or later, in one way or another.
If we want to think of it at a deeper level, at the end of the day, what you do with your time is up to you. You can spend it however you want. Just know that once time is spend, you can’t get it back.
Personally, I like to be able to say “I gave it everything I had” when my time is up.
So how do you learn to sketch? Do more, think less.