I keep trying to embed the habit of sketching into my daily routine. At my age, this is difficult. I'm not very skilled, and it is painful to struggle so much and to look at the results. This sketch below, of an old Shell gas station, is based on a pic that I won't display because that would dent my ego.
I could, of course, have taken out my ruler and drawn the lines and dimensions with some precision, but what good would that do? I'm trying to develop the ability to draw freehand.
That blank sheet of paper, that empty slate that faces the developing artist can be quite intimidating. Where do we start? The answer is to start somewhere, anywhere. This seems incredibly obvious, but it isn't.
Sketching every day is the only answer. Skill is acquired incrementally. I'm not very happy with my results to this point. Tough to look at my pics, because I would like to be doing much better than I am.