I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to stop smoking because I just was hospitalized on the 14th and I had 2 blood clots in my lungs. So to keep my self busy I borrowed my daughter's art sketch book and started trying to draw. Well right away I realized I could learn a few things I went to the local Michael's craft store and went and grabbed a book on how to draw and sketch in art that was way harder than I expected . There were like 1 million books on how to draw and paint and sketch. I finally found one that had everything in it that I thought I would need to learn . I then proceeded to buy all the things it said to have to learn to sketch and draw and paint . I husband seemed fine with it at the time because it wasn't a carton of cigarettes I was buying I was buying art supplies which was actually cheaper than cigarettes. I started sketching first found out I was okay with the smudging and charcoal and oil base pastels. So I was good at blending I was not so good at direct lines and curvatures . I'm still practicing everything that I see and look at and I hope to some day be able to paint it after a while. So looking forward to learning more and spending time with people that can really teach me something thank you .