I've been working on my illustration skills lately.
What's curious to me is that every time I speak with remarkably creative people that went into relatively straight-laced fields but who also express a regret for not having gone to art school, I'll ask why they didn't go and they say "Oh, I can't draw." EVERY TIME!
If only they knew that even in art school, there were only ever 3 people (max) per class that had a natural aptitude for drawing. The other 15 of us were just trying not to look too dumb in front of everyone else.
The thing is, drawing is just another skill. It's not some out of reach lofty innate creative super power. It's just the ability to render a three dimensional object and space in two dimensions. And like all skills, it just takes practice.
Being able to communicate my ideas without having to sit down and MAKE EVERY THING is a lot of fun. Getting better at things is hella fun. And I can't wait to look at these sketches and be embarrassed by how bad they are.