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Disclaimer: I am not skilled (at all), but there is a school of thought that you can teach yourself to sketch reasonably well with a bit of time and effort. A couple of years ago I bought Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards, and made my way through most of the exercises. I liked it, although it got a bit too mystical at times (get yourself into a trance, etc.) I did find some good tips and help in there. Recently I just picked up Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson and though I've just started, I'm liking it better. It's very direct and practical.
So I'm not often one to share my art outside of my tumblr or facebook, but I thought maybe people here might be interested in seeing a few of my artings. Back in July of this year I started an art tag on twitter/tumblr. It was #drawweirdaleveryday. Now that tag has evolved into several tags (though the only currently active one is still #drawweirdaleveryday). Here's a few of my favorites over the past few months. David Bowie My best friend and her cat "Weird Al" Yankovic A comparison between a drawing (of Weird Al) done in early October and one done in late October
I have a friend who's gotten into drawing and sketching, who has focused on black and white so far, but would like to venture into color. He's more the "read a book" type than the "take a class" type. Are there any books you'd recommend? Thank you in advance!