I has question, artfags.
I'm wanting to improve my ability to draw. I'm not that good, but like this thread is named, I'm better than J Grant and you can definitely make out what I'm drawing, even though it's just reduced to its simplest form without a lot of detail. I am good with angles, though.
Is there any reason to actually pick up art supplies for general sketching? Is there a purpose to sketch pads that I don't understand? I just have a shitload of grid paper that I plan to carry around and doodle with.
My end goal is to improve my art to be as realistic as I can, so I'm just going to keep doodling while waiting around for appointments and whatnot. Seems more productive than playing on a phone like everyone else does.
I essentially want to be able to draw what I see, be able to sketch out ideas and plans, and I want to pick up charcoal drawing because I've always been interested in that. I just want to improve in something I've always enjoyed doing, but never actually put any time into.
Tldr: art supplies, yay or nay? Should I stick with the #2 and grid/ruled paper?