First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next  Last
Post Reply I "can't draw" do you believe this is can be true?
9380 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / San Antonio
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
I can't draw.
9200 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M
Offline
Posted 3/7/15

cpdion wrote:

Drawing is kinda similar to programming/coding when it comes to people getting discouraged. People would think they are too dumb for various reasons; they can't come up with anything to complete an assignment, they can't find a solution to their own problem, they feel like they are the dumbest person in their CS class, and much more.

Some people aren't made for programming, but what a lot of people should know is that you won't always have the skills it takes to program. If you keep programming though you can acquire or polish the skills it takes to program. You will get better if you just practice. I'm not an expert with programming or anything and sometimes I get discouraged too, especially when I can't find a solution to a problem that is driving me nuts.

Anyway, getting to the point some people are born with talents, and it could be drawing, but they aren't FANTASTIC. I'm guessing it takes LOTS OF PRACTICE to draw good. A lot of people that draw crappy now can probably draw really good if they actually practice and try their best. Right now I'm learning how to draw and I can't draw straight lines or nice circles and I'm not good with symmetry.


nah. It's totally different. People are more self conscious of drawing when others see it, but people are more open to drawing on their own. They are afraid of judgement and criticism.


Coding, on the other hand, is purpose driven linguistics, and people are terrified of fucking up their computer and doing something that takes hours to repair (with backups, this is not a huge deal).

With older people it's hard to get them to learn to think like the computer thinks, and understand how common menus are laid out, and just the basics of USING a computer. After they get that, it's no different from the younger generation and it's like teaching a language... Only problem is unless you are specifically have something to tell your computer to do, you have no reason to code.

Also, not many people judge you on the beauty of your code.... (unless you're an asshole like me that views the source code on sites to kinda get an idea as to why they're working the way they are, or to hunt down something to change) only on its effectiveness.

24190 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / California (Nor C...
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
Can't draw, and I feel I'm too old to learn to draw. Sucked as a kid..and suck as ti now. Also, when I start I'm self-conscious of how much it sucks so much, that I stop..lol

Well, least I'm good at accounting....so fun...like drawing.
1656 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
15 / F
Offline
Posted 3/7/15

serifsansserif wrote:


cpdion wrote:

Drawing is kinda similar to programming/coding when it comes to people getting discouraged. People would think they are too dumb for various reasons; they can't come up with anything to complete an assignment, they can't find a solution to their own problem, they feel like they are the dumbest person in their CS class, and much more.

Some people aren't made for programming, but what a lot of people should know is that you won't always have the skills it takes to program. If you keep programming though you can acquire or polish the skills it takes to program. You will get better if you just practice. I'm not an expert with programming or anything and sometimes I get discouraged too, especially when I can't find a solution to a problem that is driving me nuts.

Anyway, getting to the point some people are born with talents, and it could be drawing, but they aren't FANTASTIC. I'm guessing it takes LOTS OF PRACTICE to draw good. A lot of people that draw crappy now can probably draw really good if they actually practice and try their best. Right now I'm learning how to draw and I can't draw straight lines or nice circles and I'm not good with symmetry.


nah. It's totally different. People are more self conscious of drawing when others see it, but people are more open to drawing on their own. They are afraid of judgement and criticism.


Coding, on the other hand, is purpose driven linguistics, and people are terrified of fucking up their computer and doing something that takes hours to repair (with backups, this is not a huge deal).

With older people it's hard to get them to learn to think like the computer thinks, and understand how common menus are laid out, and just the basics of USING a computer. After they get that, it's no different from the younger generation and it's like teaching a language... Only problem is unless you are specifically have something to tell your computer to do, you have no reason to code.

Also, not many people judge you on the beauty of your code.... (unless you're an asshole like me that views the source code on sites to kinda get an idea as to why they're working the way they are, or to hunt down something to change) only on its effectiveness.




Hmm...you should really search something like "Too dumb to program" on Google. When I was total noob I wasn't really afraid of fcking up my computer either. How would they exactly mess up their computer anyway?
15630 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M
Offline
Posted 3/7/15

cpdion wrote:
Hmm...you should really search something like "Too dumb to program" on Google. When I was total noob I wasn't really afraid of fcking up my computer either. How would they exactly mess up their computer anyway?

It's not exactly an easy thing to do anymore because OS's are better nowadays, but you could potentially access memory addresses in memory that you really shouldn't. Or wipe out a partition, or change a registry value. Then again, most people aren't developing anything that low level. Or consume up all the resources on the machine and crash it.

But again, most of this stuff isn't exactly easy to accidentally do anymore.
9200 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M
Offline
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15

cpdion wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:


cpdion wrote:

Drawing is kinda similar to programming/coding when it comes to people getting discouraged. People would think they are too dumb for various reasons; they can't come up with anything to complete an assignment, they can't find a solution to their own problem, they feel like they are the dumbest person in their CS class, and much more.

Some people aren't made for programming, but what a lot of people should know is that you won't always have the skills it takes to program. If you keep programming though you can acquire or polish the skills it takes to program. You will get better if you just practice. I'm not an expert with programming or anything and sometimes I get discouraged too, especially when I can't find a solution to a problem that is driving me nuts.

Anyway, getting to the point some people are born with talents, and it could be drawing, but they aren't FANTASTIC. I'm guessing it takes LOTS OF PRACTICE to draw good. A lot of people that draw crappy now can probably draw really good if they actually practice and try their best. Right now I'm learning how to draw and I can't draw straight lines or nice circles and I'm not good with symmetry.


nah. It's totally different. People are more self conscious of drawing when others see it, but people are more open to drawing on their own. They are afraid of judgement and criticism.


Coding, on the other hand, is purpose driven linguistics, and people are terrified of fucking up their computer and doing something that takes hours to repair (with backups, this is not a huge deal).

With older people it's hard to get them to learn to think like the computer thinks, and understand how common menus are laid out, and just the basics of USING a computer. After they get that, it's no different from the younger generation and it's like teaching a language... Only problem is unless you are specifically have something to tell your computer to do, you have no reason to code.

Also, not many people judge you on the beauty of your code.... (unless you're an asshole like me that views the source code on sites to kinda get an idea as to why they're working the way they are, or to hunt down something to change) only on its effectiveness.




Hmm...you should really search something like "Too dumb to program" on Google. When I was total noob I wasn't really afraid of fcking up my computer either. How would they exactly mess up their computer anyway?


I do computer work as one of my many many jobs. I've seen people terrified of right clicking on something lest they do somethig wrong and screw up their data.

not so common with younger people.
18050 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
U.S.
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
I like to play basketball. However, there was a time I injured my right thumb so bad after stealing a ball from an opponent. I was like, "nooooooo. My drawing hand. Why?! Oh, why?! Why the right hand?! Take the left?!! IDIOT!!"

I sustained a ligament injury or two.
It took me few months for the swelling to completely subside.

I could shoot hoops even when I had the injury, but grabbing a pen or even a car key took a lot of effort.
55520 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / 風の山
Offline
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
i think anyone can draw. just that not everyone is an expert at sketching. when they think art they thing that they gatta be able to sketch a rabbit from memory or from a visual representation.

i mean, if you were to piss in a urinal and signed it that in itself is art. art is an expression. not everyone is capable of expressing those artistic views in the way they want or in a more 2d paper representation. with enough experience you can argue that anyone can do anything, including becoming a world level athlete, and thats where the capability is at. whether they want to or not and how far they are willing to go at it is all in the same value.

people produce art everyday whether they know it or not.

saying i cannot do something is like saying i can do it if i work hard at it. it doesn't matter until you produce those results.

do i believe i can draw, no. i mean i can do a decent job now, but i used to be able to sketch thinks on an adapt artist level. now, i can barely draw proportions without laying out work that just takes to much time for what its worth. technically yes i can draw, but i can't draw in the sense of what i see as drawing.
17765 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / outer wall, level...
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
well it boils down to the work you put in it.
i cant draw, but i know i did at one time. i got good at female figures. i worked at a telemarkter all day and talked and drew the whole time.
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
when i put the pencil or whatever on the paper my mind just stalls and i end up drawing irregular shapes
18050 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
U.S.
Offline
Posted 3/7/15

nemoskull wrote:

well it boils down to the work you put in it.
i cant draw, but i know i did at one time. i got good at female figures. i worked at a telemarkter all day and talked and drew the whole time.


I only know how to draw female figures in uncompromising positions.
17765 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / outer wall, level...
Offline
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
okay, so ive been tossing the idea in my head how i can draw a manga without actuallyin having to draw.
came up with this. its not a drawing, its a tracing. directly off my computer screen.

as it is, its good enough for what i want to do.
with some planning, and some free 3d models and my own bank of photos (lots of stuff on my HD, both 35mm and digital)
i can see how i can do this.



onibrotonel: all my females were nude.
11417 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Eng Land
Online
Posted 3/7/15 , edited 3/7/15
Honestly? Yes. It's pretty hard to practice something a lot and still be absolutely terrible at it after a certain amount of time. The hard bit is the 'practicing a lot' part. The whole 'you can do anything if you put your mind to it' is a tad idealistic, but it's easy to be brilliant at a lot of things, you've just got to try really hard, and most people simply can't be bothered. Like exams; I could likely have gotten A's and A*s if I revised a lot but I didn't revise a lot because I couldn't be bothered, and as such I didn't get the grades. With my music I could be way better than I am if I practiced daily or took lessons, but I don't so I'm not. I don't see why the same wouldn't apply to drawing. If you were really dedicated I don't see why you wouldn't naturally improve. I'd actually think it would be harder to stay crap after doing it for ages. You can do most things provided you practice enough, it's just most people, assuming they can't do something straight away, instantly give up.
1994 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Greensboro NC
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
Even elephants can paint.
22023 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / California
Offline
Posted 3/7/15
I can't draw, but I can copy. To me there's a difference. Like if I copy something that's already drawn out, not by tracing but by looking and imitating it, I can do that very well. But on the other hand, if I'm told to draw something out of the blue, I can think of an idea, but putting it on the paper is hard.
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.