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Thread: What age did you start drawing?
August 12th, 2007 #1
What age did you start drawing?
Seeing as good as some of you guys are I really wondered when you started with drawing seriously. I mean, I take it everyone here have always know that they always have been able to draw better than average, but when did you take the conclusion that you actually wanted to get better and started practicing with drawing instead of just doodleing some?
To me, I became a lot more interested in drawing last year (when I just turned 16), but I've decided to really put some more effort in it (doing studies and drawing a lot more) about a month ago.
The point is, I just want to know if I have the possibility to become as good as you guys.
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I started drawing seriously when I was close to 15. I was 14, but like 3 months away from 15 I think. That was when I submitted my application to my arts High School. During that summer I drew more, and in beginning of the school year at my new school I found conceptart. I think If I hadn't found CA, I wouldn't be half the artist I am now.
I'm a couple months away from 16 now.
August 12th, 2007 #3
since the day i could hold a pencil. always drawing but only started studying technique seriously in the past 6 mnths or so
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August 12th, 2007 #4
When I was 21. Then I didnt draw for about 5 years. Started taking it seriously about a year ago. Im 28 now
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August 12th, 2007 #5
About six actually. My mother bought me my first art book when I was seven or eight, and I think I still have it. My friends were all surprised I was allowed to have a book with nudes in it...
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I'm far away to be a good artist but I started reading a book on last october. I then draw a bit till March and I started getting serious about it when I found the Loomis book. So let's say, I was 27, oh wait, im still 27!
Wish I could go back in time to do what I'm doing right now, but at your age, 15.
August 12th, 2007 #9
Since I remember, now I'm 27.Back in the day, my teacher always compliment me about the way I draw, but as you I keep learning about art, it's something you got for life. The way I see it, you never finish learning
August 12th, 2007 #10
Age 8. Like the ol' catman, I had a supportive Mom, turned me loose with her oils and her three-volume correspondence course from Famous Artists (faculty included Normal Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Al Dorne, and many other illuminati of the commercial art world of the day). First painting I remember was a pheasant flushed by a hunter, basically a copy of an illo in one of my Dad's old Field & Stream mags.
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Also a factor is if stop drawing for awhile. I had wanted to be an engineer, and focused more on academics. I still took art, but didn't put as much time into it. All I'm saying is even if someone starts early, they might not necessarily be as developed because of being sidetracked.
Anyway, if the defintion of taking art seriously is attempting to get better, I'd have to say that I just started. Back in middle school, I did art, but I never really pushed myself or did any kind of anatomical or structural studies. Actually... I still don't...
So I'm not sure how to answer, heh.
August 12th, 2007 #13
I first joined this site when I was 20. Though I was trying a little bit to practice, I don't think I could consider it being serious. I seriouly started about a year ago (21)when I started my sketchbook. It wasn't until this past winter though that I made my first actual breakthrough and progression. That's when I REALLY got into it, almost needing to get to my sketchbook as often as I could for fear of falling behind.