learning to draw

Last week I was asked by one of my students at NTU about my early attempts at drawing.

I hadn't learned to draw when I was in art school and soon after I graduated I felt that my lack of experience was holding me back as a visual artist. I asked a friend for help. He had excellent observational skills and the advice he gave me was to use a confident and decisive line, to stop trying to make 'good' drawings and to focus on the process rather than product.

So I started by following his advice and what you see below is a series spanning about 10 years. The first drawing was made 2 years after graduating. Between some of these images there were periods where I didn't draw at all for more than 3 years, but they're all in chronological order.