Essentially, I have been drawing all my life. I could not wait to get to art school so that I could 'learn' how to draw. I was not exactly dismissing the drawing that I did on my own, but I assumed art school would bestow upon me some kind of magic formula that would otherwise have eluded me. What I came to understand is that the more you draw, the more clearly and deeply you will see. It does not even matter what you draw, really, as long as you practice doing it - and it is not your hands that are the important tools, it is your eyes.