Or can I?
I recently attended The Modern Woman, an exhibition of Impressionist drawings from the Musee D'Orsay in Paris, being shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The drawings are so beautiful that I was inspired to try and improve my drawing ability. My idea was to learn like the Impressionists did - by copying other Masters. The Impressionists went to the Louvre and copied the earlier Masters.
I went to the library to borrow a book, and was very happy to find the catalogue for the Modern Woman exhibition.
Here's a quick copy, and the original (on the right)....
Now, I think that maybe I can draw, just not from my imagination, which is how I usually try it. I need something to see (a picture, a drawing, an object.)
Why not give it a try?