I'm looking for the best resources on learning how to draw. I'm not quite sure yet what to start with, or what I want to become good to draw. I just know that I want to start, but I definitely need some starting resources.
Drawing could be quite a social experience, I find the best way to learn that is to drop by your local art school for a weekend class. Life drawing will help improve your understanding of light, muscle tone, and structure. It starts with observation, and being a designer, you can leapfrog most people ;)
Just keep practicing and eventually you'll get better and discover your own style. The next level is story telling, and I recommend Scott Mccloud's Understanding Comics or Making Comics.
Check out "You Can Draw in 30 Days" book by Mark Kistler. Fun and short every day practice teaching you the basics. There are people who share results on the internet, I recommend checking them out!
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is really good
I'm "reading" it now. The way Betty (the author) builds up the process of learning is really great. Make sure you get the latest edition.
Learn to draw from life. The best way to learn to draw is not video tutorials. Drawing from life is about learning to see. Learn to un-trick your eyes into assuming where things sit in space. &field-keywords=andrew+loomis
www.thegnomonworkshop.com has several elaborate tutorials by the industry's best.
This is a great selection of resources suggested as an 'art school replacement'.
What do you want to draw?
I started drawing as a kid simply by copying comics, cartoons, and anything I could see/get my hands on.
I think comics are a good way to start (depending on what you get) because they can either be super simple, or extremely intricate with detailed physiques, environments, etc.
Pencil + Paper.
Start drawing everything around you! Don't get hung up with the right way or wrong way or following instructions. Draw your chair, draw a desk, draw what's on your desk, draw your room, draw your mom, dog, cat. Just start and your skill and style will evolve from there ;)
There are some great resources in this post - https://medium.com/p/f5174a2b2c6e
Thats a pretty cool resource. Thanks for sharing!
I've been checking out a lot of (online/video) drawing tutors over the course of the past few years and IMO Scott Robertson is really outstanding.
He's very skilled (definitely one of the best when it comes to vehicle design and concept art) but moreover an excellent teacher. He's very methodical about drawing and explains every step in detail. His approach towards drawing is quite technical and relies heavily on getting the basics right (understanding basic shapes & perspective). This is really helpful when starting to draw — If you get those foundations right everything else will be easier later on.
He's also a nice guy and will reply to questions on twitter.
I'd agree with Jonathan. There's no substitute for a good life drawing class if you can attend one near you. Books are good for reference but it can't compare with learning in situ with others.
Not a resource but a great platform: http://www.conceptart.org/ You can find book and video reccomandations there. Also open a sketchbook thread and draw as much as you can. People will definitely guide you through.