I'm new here and wanted to ask, what's the best way to learn how to draw? Little background info on me - I am a self taught digital graphics designer, but noticed that to move into an area of designing toys, characters, etc. I would really need to learn how to draw. I've tried some online tutorials, but never found them to be helpful; I've bought a few books, most notably Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson, which had very good reviews, but for some reason, I just can't seem to learn from a book. It's gotten to the point of frustration, maybe I had ADD or something!
Can you guys give me some tips on how I can learn to draw, whether it be from some videos to taking classes? I live in NYC, so any place where I can possible go to school (I've looked into NYU and Parsons, they are both kinda costly)? Any help would be appreciated, thank you so much!