You don’t need any new skills or art classes. All you need is a new perspective.
I’m no Picasso (bad pun intended), but I learned how to instantly improve my drawing skills.
How to instantly become better at drawing:
1. Get a notepad and pencil ready.
2. Find a printed picture you’re not familiar with. Don’t pick a celebrity you know well. A magazine or newspaper will provide plenty of options.
3. Immediately after finding the picture turn it upside down.
4. Start from the outside in.
5. Don’t focus on the details of the face or think of the “nose” while drawing the nose. Just focus on drawing and connecting lines.Tune out your chattering brain.
While this is a more simplified version that’s featured in Drawing On The Right Side of The Brain, it works. When you hit a roadblock, looking at the problem from a different perspective can be the quickest way to find a solution. This doesn’t dismiss skill, as it’s obviously needed to achieve anything at a high level. But even someone who has more than enough skill to accomplish a task can still be paralyzed by narrow thinking. Change your perspective and you can change your results.