Tina Koyama guest posts over at Pens! Paper! Pencils! and writes about urban sketching.
For most of my life I had both the fear of drawing as well as the desire to draw. Yet every time I tried to learn by reading how-to books, I became bored practicing still lifes of boxes. I would eventually quit (many times, in fact). Then in 2011 I discovered Urban Sketchers, a worldwide network of people with a common passion to “show the world, one drawing at a time” and share those drawings online.
It's a good read and a good reminder that drawing doesn't have to be complicated or boring.