Drawing is a skill that is becoming more appealing to me. The primary benefit of drawing is its applicability to storyboarding for narrative purposes. The advent of photography has overshadowed the importance of the ability to render realistic images however, when looking towards the future and seeking to create and not only capture, drawing is a valuable art.
Drawing is initially an observational skill and with practice the artist learns the muscle movement and eye-hand coordination and technique to render forms and images on blank planes.
Charles Dana Gibson is an artist who has done drawings and illustrated books. The links at the bottom of the wikipedia provide access to various samples of his work, especially the works at the Internet Archive. I feel his work is worth studying because he brings images to life with the simplicity of just a line. Today was actually my first discovery of his work so it's going to take me a little while to review everything but it merits a closer look.