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I have a very difficult time drawing. I just can't get what I envision to come out on paper. So I would be one of those people who says I can't draw. I really wish I could. It always upset me that my mother and grandmother were very good artists and I couldn't do what they did. I instead was musical, though many people I know can do both.
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zura_dono wrote:

I have a very difficult time drawing. I just can't get what I envision to come out on paper. So I would be one of those people who says I can't draw. I really wish I could. It always upset me that my mother and grandmother were very good artists and I couldn't do what they did. I instead was musical, though many people I know can do both.


This is me. I'll have an image in my head but for the life of me I can't get it on paper (or monitor as the case may be). I can learn most things by reading and then doing but art is on thing I think I'd need an actual person to teach me. I guess I'll just stick to photography then when the work is bad I can just blame it on cheap lenses
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I lack the motivation.
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I would love to be able to draw! ^_^ only problem is I never know where to start. I would like to draw comics (whether it be manga, normal cartoons, etc.) it just seems like alot of fun to me!
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I can draw and I'm proud of it.
However, I need to see something as a model whether it's a character or an object to be actually capable of draw it. Yeah, I lack imagination.
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DrToxidom wrote:

I would love to be able to draw! ^_^ only problem is I never know where to start. I would like to draw comics (whether it be manga, normal cartoons, etc.) it just seems like alot of fun to me!


I'm making a series of "how to" perspective diagrams. I'm posting them once in a while, not sure if you're interested, but here is the link.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-891505/sketch-perspective-for-beginnersanyone-interested
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Good post Kama.

Draw has always been one of my passions, but I wasn't born with the confidence and I even cried when I was a kid because I couldn't draw one of my favorite cartoons. My mother noticed that and enrolled me on an art school for almost 3 years. After that, I gained the necessary confidence and year by year I keep improving.

I hope that in 5 years I can draw very professionally. Right now my biggest challenge is the art-line.
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I wish I could draw what I see in my mind.

^This hands down.
I'll get some really cool looking idea in my head. However when I draw it, it comes out very cartoonish. It also really annoys me that my drawing does not match what's in my head.

I'm much more of a writer than an artist.
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Ill check it out! Seems cool to me
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Wow. Your comment somewhat completes me.
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to make the perfect draw, you need to "believe in the heart of the cards".
-from an unknown character, from an unknown anime series.
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Yeah, anyone can draw. Just takes work, and I don't think people like to admit that.
Even with specific things (like "I can't draw hands"). Uh...why not? All it takes is picking up a pencil and doing your best.
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I think you guys are undervaluing drawing skills. It would be easier for an artist to get brain damaged and rehabilitate himself than it would be for an adult to learn to draw after a childhood full of schools that cut art classes. Similar to how you can't learn to speak a language if you haven't been exposed to language during childhood, the time your brain is still developing. Similar to how you can't comprehend to duck your head when trying to get around a horizontal bar in your way if you've never been exposed to horizontal lines during childhood.

Fortunately, most of us did at least some drawing in our youth, so yes, it's possible to practice till the brain figures out that the art section needs reinforcements. From my experience, it took years of drawing crap before I had what I can only describe as an epiphany during a non-stop drawing binge over a three day weekend where I didn't sleep, drinking about 20 coffees. Literally reading and practicing out of the same art book as I have for years. You have to really rack your brain before it will budge at my age. If you want to learn to draw, I suggest trying sooner rather than later if you're shooting for any kind of quality skill. It's not really an "anyone can do it" type of thing.

P.S. I'm not trying to discredit the OP, though. It's definitely possible with serious mode flipped on and it looks like that's what he's suggesting. Finding the "right" art style is probably correct, since one might click easier and act as a gateway to related art skills. Painting with a brush was the first thing that seemed to make any impression on how my brain thinks and approaches art.
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I can draw, I just don't anymore.
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Kavalion wrote:

I think you guys are undervaluing drawing skills. It would be easier for an artist to get brain damaged and rehabilitate himself than it would be for an adult to learn to draw after a childhood full of schools that cut art classes. Similar to how you can't learn to speak a language if you haven't been exposed to language during childhood, the time your brain is still developing. Similar to how you can't comprehend to duck your head when trying to get around a horizontal bar in your way if you've never been exposed to horizontal lines during childhood.

Fortunately, most of us did at least some drawing in our youth, so yes, it's possible to practice till the brain figures out that the art section needs reinforcements. From my experience, it took years of drawing crap before I had what I can only describe as an epiphany during a non-stop drawing binge over a three day weekend where I didn't sleep, drinking about 20 coffees. Literally reading and practicing out of the same art book as I have for years. You have to really rack your brain before it will budge at my age. If you want to learn to draw, I suggest trying sooner rather than later if you're shooting for any kind of quality skill. It's not really an "anyone can do it" type of thing.


You just stated that you drew like "crap" before you put in a lot of practice, and then go on to say "its not really an anyone can do it type of thing". Seems a little contradictory to me.
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