Learning any artistic process takes a mental adjustment. Learning to draw requires a different mindset that making a spreadsheet. This graphic helps you recognize the broad steps to get started.
Most “Learn to Draw” books begin by making you draw things. However, as Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain explains, learning to draw begins with learning how to see the world. You start by paying attention to the edges and shapes of the things around you and practice translating those into an image.
The graphic below, created by information designer Anna Vital, is a basic outline of these key steps. You can find a more detailed explanation of each step at the source link below.