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Thread: Im 15 and I am wondering if it is normal to see what I am about to draw before i draw

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    Cow Im 15 and I am wondering if it is normal to see what I am about to draw before i draw

    Im def. not an artist. Although i CAN draw better than most. But does anyone know why when i am drawing i can just lift the pen up and see shapes (Ears; Tires; Hats; Etc.) on the picture that i am drawing? Its pretty hard to explain. Also, when I plan on drawing, i can just look at a blank sheet of paper and see pictures on the paper and then I decide to draw them. any time i get bored i will see it and just start drawing, but the only problem with that is like number 1, I start drawing the picture and its just like i had just seen it, but then the shapes start changing and it SOMETIME comes out different than what i originally see but they usually always come out as a good picture. Im saying im not like psychic or anything just curious if this is normal or if it some kind of talent.
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    No, this is totally normal for most artists. Visualizing what you want to draw is a key step in fleshing out composition and getting yourself "excited" about the picture you're about to create.

    It *is* a talent though. Just because you're not psychic (unfortunately), doesn't mean you don't have a talent for visualizing your pictures in more detail than most people.

    If your eyes turn white and you go into a trance and start painting things from the future (Matt Parkman/ Heroes style), then you can start considering the possibility that you're psychic. ;P
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    If you mean that you can project an image on paper, that is as clear or clearer than an after image,then it is not normal. The name for it is eidetic imagery. A normal artist can imagine pictures in their mind, but the mental image doesn't get mixed up with the real image of the paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by armando View Post
    If you mean that you can project an image on paper, that is as clear or clearer than an after image,then it is not normal. The name for it is eidetic imagery. A normal artist can imagine pictures in their mind, but the mental image doesn't get mixed up with the real image of the paper.
    No see, I can look at a blank sheet of paper and see a picture in somewhat good detail. So if i am bored I will draw what i see, i can also look at a picture and draw it (Not good at drawing human faces and stuff) and I do pretty good, and people think i trace it (which is aggervating) but sometimes i will see the picture and start drawing it then i see the picture change up some.
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    Yea got bored on MS Paint

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    showw ussss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossipoo View Post
    showw ussss!

    Show you what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willardst View Post
    Show you what?
    Your art?
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    Yeah, I would like to see it too

    There's something I have been working on that's similar to what you're doing. Basically, it's seeing what you want in your mind's eye, and then opening your eyes and being able to hold that image with you. It can go even deeper than that, where you can see actions and movement with your real eyes, that come directly from your mind.

    I'm still not very good at it, but it's something I'm really interested in achieving. It sounds like to me that you already have a part of it.

    To answer your question, yeah, I consider it a talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willardst
    that is one of the worst yu-gi-oh drawings i have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grief View Post
    that is one of the worst yu-gi-oh drawings i have ever seen.
    LOL!!
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    this thread title made me think of xzibit saying 'i put a pencil in your pencil, so you can draw while you draw'
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