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    Have you ever been asked this? What was YOUR answer?

    Just remembering how some people used to asked "How do you draw so good?", woot for grammar. Not to say i draw good at all, i stink, but this was in high school. My response was often "Practice.".

    SO! Has anyone here ever had that? what were your answers? I guess i find it somewhat amusing that someone may think there is some super secret trick to it. Or something. Hope some fun can be derived from this, if not, let it sink to the bottom, and sorry for the waste of server space! .

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    My response is usually: "Yeah, right."

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    I get every now and then and my response is the same as yours, "practice". Then they sometimes ask If I could teach them. That's where I get kind of annoyed because they expect me to just say, "Do it like this." and then just like magic they expect to be able to draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death
    Not to say i draw good at all, i stink, but this was in high school. My response was often "Practice.".
    Haha, I know exactly what you mean. In high school I could never manage to convince people how pitiful I am compared to artists who are actually talented.

    My usual answer was "magic." But then again, that's my answer to every question that begins with 'how.'

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    i often get "you're a good draw-er"

    teens are so easily impressed

    I'm drawing a blankin my sketchbook, that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by llothcat
    i often get "you're a good draw-er"

    teens are so easily impressed

    and but what i think when people say THAT, i just get very annoyed and get aggrivated by such stupid thing to say.

    and yes i have been asked why i draw so well, i do say it takes practice and 90% percent of the tiem they respond confused or just unable to understand what it takes to develop such skills.

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    Just ask: "How did you learn to drive a car?"

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    i often get "you're a good draw-er"
    you know what's not the best thing to answer there? "you mean a good draftsman". That shit'll get you beat up in highschool. Not that I'd know, just saying...

    But yeah, I've always felt awkward with something like that and gave response to the effect of "well, it's pretty much all I do..."

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    A few kids at my school tell me not to worry about drawing. They say "It's fine, stop editting it!" But "No it's not good enough. Other people can do it better." "Not other sophomores!" "No, but Proffesionals can" "YOU AREN't A PROFFESIONAL" "Not yet anyways."

    And it usually goes on, people trying to figure out my logic. I don't even know my own logic, all I know is that I want to be really good, and the earlier I start the better I die.

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    I always get...

    "Wow you're stuff is awesome. Can you draw me something?"


    very annoying. I never know how to respond..

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    Eh...it's just all full of swearing, cops, a couple of drunks and stuff like that. How were your night's out when you were 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Blue
    I always get...

    "Wow you're stuff is awesome. Can you draw me something?"


    very annoying. I never know how to respond..
    I've finally learned to say no to people.
    It's actually alot easier than it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Blue
    Can you draw me something?"
    very annoying. I never know how to respond..
    Just say, "what's your budget?"

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    I went to a ghetto school, the queestion was usually, "Hows you be so good at drawin'?

    And my response was... "Uhhh, I don't know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siko_X
    I get every now and then and my response is the same as yours, "practice". Then they sometimes ask If I could teach them. That's where I get kind of annoyed because they expect me to just say, "Do it like this." and then just like magic they expect to be able to draw.
    The 1st response is good but you could qualify it with "Lots of years of practice." The best response to the 2nd question is "Why certainly I can teach you. I charge $75.00 for a 1-hour session. When would you like to start?"

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    a compassionate smile, i guess.

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    So no one else has answered, "by drinking human blood" while looking up through heavy brows and shaking uncontrollably?



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    Pact with the Devil.

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    I just say Im a natural. No one ever believes that it takes practice anyways. Might as well say you've been able to do it since birth

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    "my magic pencils, which were given to me by a lonely leprechaun, who only wanted to be loved... for one night"


    I've never actually said that, but I kinda wish I had.

    I actually used to stare blankly at people who asked that question until they realized I wasn't going to answer, or until they felt uncomfortable and left. I feel it is a perfect answer for every stupid question asked.

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    How come you guys are so hostile towards people that are clearly so impressed by your drawing abilities that they feel they wanna let you know? I take it as a compliment. I dont think they deserve a snooty answer. If I hear someone who is an excellent guitarplayer, and I asked him, it would only be that I acknowledged that I thought he was very skilled. Your "high and mighty" answers lead to the person feeling stupid, when all the wanted to do was to compliment you.
    Be humble for gods sake, dont be pricks.

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    I hate it when people say that I have "talent". It sucks, it's not talent but hard work and sacrifices.

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    Tim, do you think we're being rude to strangers or making stuff up here with our friends on the boards?


    You know, the word "gullible" isn't actually in the dictionary.

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    Hehe, I am Dogs, still I reckon quite a few people give the headbiting sarcastic comments ( after all Ive both given and recived them in my younger even blue:er eyed days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Doom
    "By eating the brains of other artists and absorbing their abilities"
    Hah, that made me think of Highlander!

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