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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ios View Post
    The point is, I just want to know if I have the possibility to become as good as you guys.
    Of course you do. You would be able to if you started drawing at the age of 30. all that matters is your level of dedication. =)

    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    If practising on still life could be called drawing seriously then propably 16. I think I tried to learn anatomy from a book much earlier but it was really slow progress. Now I'm 24.
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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.

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    Unhappy Well>>>>

    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
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    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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    At 13 I suppose I was drawing a bit more serious than I was, but it wasn't until 17 that I saw the importance of life drawing... This forum was a great influence on that.
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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.

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    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.

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    Well, because I must admit to myself that I didn't try hard enough before (though I was serious), I really started being more serious about art a couple years ago. I'm 27, and just getting my feet wet. All the other years I did art, I did my best, but I think I was holding back in fear.

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    I started at 11. My parents let me take (nude!) figure drawing classes in 7th grade, and it just snowballed from there. Sadly, I was a lot more creative before I was old enough to be self-conscious about my work. But I guess that's the case for everyone, isn't it?

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