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    Here's an interesting link about this. http://www.amateur.org.uk/ior/ior.htm Got it from sleeperservice's sketchbook.
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    ... welllll..... besides practicing like a maniac, you can also concentrate really hard on what you see in your head, and make sure to draw *exactly* what you see in your head, from the exact angle, with the exact shapes, or you'll end up trying to draw some sort of cubist nightmare where your hand tries to put the entire 3D object in a 2D space.

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    Look, you know what I mean. You take a bunch of people who don’t seem any different from you or me, but when you add them all together you get this sort of huge raving maniac with national borders and an anthem.
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    why can't i draw what the hell I am imagining?
    Possibly because your imagination is not as precise as you think it is. The brain is not a video recorder, and holds details for a surpringly short period of time. And I mean short. I find that, if I position my sketch pad or canvas wrongly, so that I have to move my head away from what I'm drawing or painting, I often can't hold necessary details in my mind for the extra fraction of second it takes betweem looking at my subject and making a mark.

    Draw what's in front of you. And position yourself to minimise the amount of time it takes to glance between your subject and your work.

    OK, eventually you'll get to be able to draw from your imagination. One day, I think I might be able to do that.
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    I've found sculpture (in my case 3d sculpture) is great for forcing you to think in three dimensions and being able to deconstruct your mental image into volumes and planes within a three dimensional setting. Being able to think around and through your image is vital for recreating it on paper, remember the paper is like a transparent viewing plane through which you're seeing the object(s) and that you're drawing it from one of many arbitrary angles. And understand that to a large extent, drawing is one part science (creating recognizable objects) and one part art (doing it in an aesthetically pleasing way).
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    Poor thing wants to draw, Stwaight away! Life drawing classes, obersvational drawing, and sketching people is a good way to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fl3wk
    Poor thing wants to draw, Stwaight away!
    What's wrong with ambition?
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    Nothing. i never said it was wrong.
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    Do tons and tons o' studies. read alot of books on art/drawing and pick other artists brains to get your self ahead. oh and DRAW at least 8 - 12 hours a day. itll keep the crapiness away [ no offense ] but practice makes perfect.
    Talent and Creativity are yours to use and keep

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    Oh and do NOT steer away from your imagination! I have and its a pain getting it back! All I did for the last 3 moths was studying the Anatomy and Oil paints. Now, I have no imagination! So tough, but I will get it back eventually.

    So, mix it up with studies AND your own stuff. Use what you learned in your studies on your personal work.
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    Art is something you are born with, either you show natural talent or you don't, if you do it will come, if you don't it won't. If you have it don't be lazy and draw all the time, even if it's biro on a text book.(not that i promote vandalism).
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    All that have posted say the samething except Keeno... which I agree with... to a point.

    Natural talent can only take you so far... skill must be applied to advance to the next level. However, the same is true of skill. One can not make you a great artist or whatever you are doing. The sad thing is that talent can't be learned, skill can... but with a buttload of skill one can emulate talent... keyword being "emulate" not replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronologic
    I would think of a spectacular image to draw but when my pen touches the paper than I end up drawing crap. any help on how to approach this problem?
    I guarantee my four step process works! It did wounders for me!

    1. Hit your head on a desk for like five minutes
    2. Drink a twelve pack
    3. Rub one out
    4. Go to sleep

    The next day you should be able to draw anything and everything!
    This is copyrited material from my book, so don't even think about stealing it. (lol, j/k)
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    Why can't I play the piano well?

    I'm a concert pianist in the making. I have no interest in learning to read music, or practicing scales, or taking lessons. I just want to walk on the stage and play like a prodigy.

    What the heck is wrong? What's the trick to this piano thing anyway?
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