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So I constantly hear some people proclaim"I can't draw for the life of me"! If someone isn't interested in knowing how, its no big deal.When someone wants to be an artist and says this, I kind of think they are wrong and that its something they can learn to due. Of course some people have bad linework,have a hard time drawings shapes,etc...,but so what? I think some people obviously will have a harder time, but I think this is the solution.Find a drawing style that suits you.

You can't draw a straight-line to save your life?So what?



Your color pencil looks like crayon?Thats okay


Have a very unsteady hand?


Of course barring handicaps of some sort like say vision or hand problems, do you think most people can become a good artist with enough effort and picking a style that suits them?

Edit:To anyone interested, I'm making a series of perspective tutorial diagrams. Go to the link if interested. If its too complicated or not complicated enough for you,let me know. I am also thinking of making some on isometric and axonometric drawing techniques.This is for beginners to perspective, advanced perspective is a little more complicated and would require different diagrams(a few more steps).

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-891505/sketch-perspective-for-beginnersanyone-interested
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You inspire me. I'm going to pick up a pencil write away.
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Anyone with a working pair of eyes and hands can learn to draw, it just doesn't appeal enough to certain people to be something you'd invest vast amounts of time into learning.

I think you are saying the same thing, but with different words, so I guess all I have to add is;
I agree
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but i can't draw. the most i can do is draw stick figures...
edit: though i'm not interesting in being an artist, anyway...
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but i can't draw. the most i can do is draw stick figures...


If you can draw stick figures, you can draw almost everything. For example, to draw a square all you need to do is connect the legs of two stick figures then erase the rest of the body afterwards.
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forkberry wrote:
If you can draw stick figures, you can draw almost everything. For example, to draw a square all you need to do is connect the legs of two stick figures then erase the rest of the body afterwards.


i can draw squares like a pro ^^
with maybe a little help from a ruler =p
Posted 3/7/15
Meh.

Saying you can't draw, is basically like saying you think you're ugly/fat/stupid/etc.

It comes from insecurities most of the time.
Posted 3/7/15
You can only say all of that because you haven't seen me draw.
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I can draw pretty well, but the problem is most people will say my lackadaisical attitude toward getting better is annoying. I just draw for fun, not to devote any time to mastering it.
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haikinka wrote:

You can only say all of that because you haven't seen me draw.


Try a different technique,their are so many different ways to draw. Drawing is a big part of my job(architecture) and I can honestly say their are some styles that I steer clear of. Its not one size fits all,but you can find a glove that fits.



AiYumega wrote:

I can draw pretty well, but the problem is most people will say my lackadaisical attitude toward getting better is annoying. I just draw for fun, not to devote any time to mastering it.


Nothing wrong with drawing for fun or not trying to "master it".I hope you guys come up with some ideas when you're ready, I have a lot of good ideas for the vn art style
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Try a different technique,their are so many different ways to draw. Drawing is a big part of my job(architecture) and I can honestly say their are some styles that I steer clear of. Its not one size fits all,but you can find a glove that fits.


I guess I could be one of those artists that intentionally draw like a 4 year old. Except totally unintentionally.
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like any other skill it is a matter of practice and motivation,

some people might learn a specific subject faster than others or be more prone to think in a way that fits with certain topics but i dont think it is impossible for anyone to be competent in any skill, being a master of a skill is another matter entirely.

i do decent technical drawings and mechanical sketches, but by decent i mean easily readable and understandable, not aesthetically pleasing, though that has happened as a side effect before.

as for drawing for its own sake, havent done a lot, so as expected i am not all that good at it.
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haikinka wrote:


kamahl01 wrote:
Try a different technique,their are so many different ways to draw. Drawing is a big part of my job(architecture) and I can honestly say their are some styles that I steer clear of. Its not one size fits all,but you can find a glove that fits.


I guess I could be one of those artists that intentionally draw like a 4 year old. Except totally unintentionally.


I have a friend and former coworker that i've known for years. He was really excellent at drawing by hand, buildings,trees,everything. He became handicapped later on(due to a bad accident) and can no longer draw by hand due to it. He now draws everything by computer and it is still excellent!
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I literally typed the sentence "I can't draw" in another thread an hour ago, so did I inspire this? Anyway, I have tried getting into it, joined art club in highschool. It turned out it wasn't for teaching you art.....

Anyway. I have drawn well before, but the problem is that I can't seem to do so intentionally. Sometimes if I draw with my eyes closed, or making random lines without paying attention, something really nice will come out of it. The moment I try to focus on it, I get no inspiration. I have the same problem with writing and music.
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jordancharacter wrote:

I literally typed the sentence "I can't draw" in another thread an hour ago, so did I inspire this? Anyway, I have tried getting into it, joined art club in highschool. It turned out it wasn't for teaching you art.....

Anyway. I have drawn well before, but the problem is that I can't seem to do so intentionally. Sometimes if I draw with my eyes closed, or making random lines without paying attention, something really nice will come out of it. The moment I try to focus on it, I get no inspiration. I have the same problem with writing and music.


Not directed towards you, I just see its a common sentiment among many who say they really want to draw,but they can't(draw good).
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