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    The secret to drawing

    I'm just wondering how many of you artists out there know the secret to drawing? I recently found out the divine secret, which ultimately is the secret to drawing and music aswell and I gotta say it changed my life. Of course I still have to practice but knowing the secret makes my drawings come out twice as good as they did before, because now I just get it

    For those who dont know I cant tell you, but I can say what ever I like. Its one of those things that must be known and not told, like a secret thats not really a secret.


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    I've heard Bob Ross has hidden a secret bush in one of his paintings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingwa
    uh...
    like he said....




    nonsense....there's no secret.

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    I love whenever a thread like this pops up. We can chat about it by the Fountain of Youth if you like.

    Take whatever epiphany you've had and run with it. Take the inspiration and go with it. Call it a secret if you want.

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    Is it the secret of the vulcan death grip, as well?
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    I've also got a secret something when I start drawing. It is long, most of the time yellow, but it can be any color to be honest, there are h's and b's on it and whenever it hits the paper there comes out some strange grey stuff, it's awesome :|

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    well now that you told everyone about the secret bush, Bob Ross is gonna come to your house and cut you!

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    I've got the secret, its in my sig.

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    I know the secret to the meaning of life..






















    ...but im not going to tell you
    We'll ride the spiral to the end, we may just go where no one's been

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    The secret to drawing a small microchip implanted at birth.
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    Thats only part of the secret,

    The second part is, now shhhhhh... listen closely " Channeling Zen ".


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    the secret to drawing is that there is no F%$#%^ing secret. once you understand form shape,line wieght, contour, value, and how to push and pull, you play with these tools creating what ever pleases you. Im not sure what relevance you were connecting with davinci, but if you were talking about the davinci code then im just confused becasue that had religous/christine connotations and nothing to do with being a draftsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz
    I'm just wondering how many of you artists out there know the secret to drawing? I recently found out the divine secret, which ultimately is the secret to drawing and music aswell and I gotta say it changed my life. Of course I still have to practice but knowing the secret makes my drawings come out twice as good as they did before, because now I just get it

    For those who dont know I cant tell you, but I can say what ever I like. Its one of those things that must be known and not told, like a secret thats not really a secret.
    May I ask if you know just the one secret or the other one too? Well if it's just the first one then I am sorry that I can't tell you about the other one but you describet it best: "It's one of the things that must be experienced/known and not told". But if it's the other one then you know what I mean, don't you? You know how each secret works and relates to the other one. It's really great how they amplify each other, isn't it?

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    1 hour 29 minutes until someone picked up on the quote. I like nerdy forums. Anyway, i'm prepared. I have a new sword. If I should meet god on my journey, he will be cut!

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    following the flow of this ridiculous thread, I'll answer your Hanzo in a Musashi quote: "These things cannot be clearly explained in words...you must train well to attain this"
    "Every little step considered one at a time is not terribly daunting" - Ethan Coen

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    Jeez, and I always though the secret to drawing was cocaine...

    Was I off.

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    Ooh are we doing pretentious mysticism?

    No one does pretentious mysticism like Lau Tsu!


    The Secret of Drawing that can be described
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    The name that can be spoken
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    Actually i think that he didn't want to be serious but start another thread to talk crazy in
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    Quote Originally Posted by john o.
    I've heard Bob Ross has hidden a secret bush in one of his paintings.
    Laughing my ass off indeeeeed.

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    Secret of Drawing ? Huh ? theres nothing hidden or mysterious about it...A Pencil , a piece of flattened wood ( ) and thats all....from a more spiritual standpoint its ummmm....lemme think........bleh....its magic....and we are mages....mwahahahahahaha....seriously.
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    "Art is the physical result of your soul battling with your intellect to the death...with a sharp pencil..."
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    I'am Scared.

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    you wanna talk some Lao Tzu? I'll talk some Lao Tzu like you ain't never heard!
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    the secret i've found is the one in my sig.(the first line)
    without it,nothing works. neither music,nor drawing,nor getting up.
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    Its so obvious that its painful, but here it goes.


    THE SECRET TO DRAWING IS TO DRAW!

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    nice try,but that doesn't work for music. (check his post)
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.

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    Give me your credit card information and I'll tell you the secret.
    DON'T CLICK THIS

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    you know, I think I know what Daz is talking about,

    All my life I've searched for the perfect b(l)o(s)som, and now I know, they're all perfect ^^

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    Better still:

    For centuries people have turned to one man for the answer to everything,
    that man is Negrodamus!
    The secret to drawing
    DON'T CLICK THIS

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    Pigs and fishes.

    No blame.

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