Graphics is all about layout design for the most part. A good layout doesn't need to be too complicated.
The designs vary in outlook depending on what you're designing. From books to magazines to flyers and newsletters to business card and websites... and the list goes on. Layouts and that's it. To be a good designer, you must be a good thinker and have a good eye for esthetics.
The other things involved are logo designs and product designs which have to do with drawing and also the use of color. The book "DAYS OF HEAVEN ON EARTH" can be read and downloaded at AMAZON.COM
Layout Samples for web and magazines
Motorcycle Helmet Designs
Logo Design Sample for Femi Kolawole