#2 Learn to draw.
Drawing is more than a tool for rendering and capturing likenesses. It is a language, with its own syntax, grammar, and urgency. Learning to draw is about learning to see. In this way, it is a metaphor for all art activity. Whatever its form, drawing transforms perception and thought into image and teaches us how to think with our eyes.
– Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School
Studio Art 360: Still Life Drawing – Thumbnails
Painting: Personal Reflection and Meaning – and PAINT!
Drawing: Pencils and Paper and NESTS!
AP Studio Art: NATURE!