The easiest way to get started on drawing, is to make it very VERY simple.
One way of doing that, is to use a visual alphabet.
Just like you would use letters to make words.
You can use basic shapes to make simple icons.
A visual alphabet to make visual words.
It's not my invention, many great visual thinkers, and teachers, have used a form of a visual alphabet to build icos from.
Here are examples from four that I am very inspired from:
You can find links to their websites at the bottom of this post.
I use these as my visual alphabet.
From these basic shapes, it's easy to build simple icons.
And with these simple icons, it's simple to visualize a process.
In the video I go through the visual alphabet, building icons and visualizing a simple process - step by step.
In my free e-book 20 icons for projects, I use the visual alphabet to build 20 icons that can be useful in a project context, and explain how to use them.
Ed Emberly: An American artist and illustrator, best known for children's picture books. Ed Emberlys Drawing Pages - A blog with Ed Emberly drawings.