Drawing circles? What a waste of time. Here’s a suggestion, get a pad of cheap newsprint, the size is up to you (18x24 inches, 9x12) get some cheap charcoal sticks. Go somewhere where it won’t be weird for you to draw, like a park, the mall, and just start drawing whatever you see. Stairs, a jungle gym, columns, hotdog cart. When you’re drawing, draw the shadows first, dark shadows, light shadows. Learn the form of what your are rendering. The lines come later. Your drawings are going to look terrible, but the more you draw the less terrible they will look. Keep in mind that all artists had to start somewhere. Also don’t waste money on expensive stuff when you’re starting out. Get comfortable drawing before investing in good supplies like watercolor paper or pastels. Try it out, if that doesn’t help I have other ideas.
TonY, Executive Editor EatSleepDraw.