Hi all,

I'm not too sure I'm doing this right, but here goes.

I am not an artist. I am nearing retirement age and I would like to spend a portion of my retirement drawing and painting. The problem is I have minimal skills in these areas. I have recently come to believe that learning to draw and paint is actually a skill that CAN be learned, however.
My question is this: how do I get instructions ONLINE. There seem to be innumerable sites out there that purport to teach you the skills one would need to draw and paint. How do I know which sites are good, real, and which are bogus?

Does anyone have any experience in this area that I might draw on? (pun intended)

Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide.