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You don't need to be able to draw in order to paint. I couldn't draw before I started painting. my drawing skills have grown out of my painting skills. There are thousands of pattern books and packets, ideas and instructions for your painting. We trace patterns on to the surface we are painting and follow the guideline of the pattern. Most of us start out this way...using someone elses drawing and concentrating on painting it. Learn to use the brush and skills with a pencil will soon follow.