All those “learn to draw books” are useless. Based on what I know to this point. The first two pages of You Can Draw in 30 Days was helpful because he explained the nine fundamentals for creating the illusion of depth; foreshortening (not the same as foreshadowing), size, shading based on your light source, etc.
Maybe I shouldn’t be so critical because I can draw better than before the book, but not as good as I would like. How is the book supposed to know what my goals are? Plus, the title is misleading for anyone new to art who recently realized, “Yes! Drawing is a skill you can learn!”
If you can find it, you must watch, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (2014).
BTW … I am in a bit of a quandary. With no coffee table, what am I to do with my coffee table books? … Hmmm … I could put them on the floor where the coffee table shoulda been! Me tell you ’bout physio tomorrow – I’m sleepy!