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    Can everybody learn to draw?

    Or is it something you are naturally born with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eiri yuki
    Can everybody learn to draw?
    Yes


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    Anyone can learn to ride a bycicle, very few are Lance Armstrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Anyone can learn to ride a bycicle, very few are Lance Armstrong.
    Well Said!

    Have faith, these things should never be easy.

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    so, everybody can learn to draw, but not everybody can learn to draw good?

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    Didn't we already have this discussion a while back?

    I think anyone can be a great artist (well maybe not people who have some sort of handicap that doesn't make it possible to practice) if they really really want it and work for it.
    I think that you just need to practice a lót, and it's good to have people around who can really criticize your work so you know what not to do so you can improve quicker (CA is a good place for that ).
    So I think that if you're passionate about something, and willing to practice a lot, not much will hold you back from getting to be good at it.

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    I think he more meant that everyone can draw but not everyone can be the -best-. There's a certain combination of understanding, experience and circumstance that goes into these things, yeah? But everyone is capable of learning to draw and doing it well. It is really all about practice, and also observation. The better you train yourself to observe the visual world around you, the better you'll be able to put things on paper, whether they're from life or from your head. I'd definitely take a look at what Marko said about drawing...in that...thread. Lemme snatch a link.

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...738#post917738

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    effort going in = skill coming back

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    No. Only the cool people can.

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    My little brother is a great example, he thinks he is crap, so puts very little effort into his work so..... it turns out crap

    Its mostly a matter of confidence, if you start something and think 'hey, I can do this..' you probably can. It might take a few tries, but eventually it'll work.



    Quote Originally Posted by eiri yuki
    so, everybody can learn to draw, but not everybody can learn to draw good?

    Exactly my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Anyone can learn to ride a bycicle, very few are Lance Armstrong.
    There should be a script that just automatically closes any thread once Elwell posts in it. There's really nothing left to say after his posts.



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    Everybody can learn to draw but not everybody will be good at it.

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    There are two primary tools involved...your hands and your head. Anybody can learn to use the first to learn how to draw quite well. Not that many can get the second tool working right, so not everybody can do something truly creative that stands out from the crowd.

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Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
effort going in = skill coming back
Thats right! I think so at least, and hope so for my own


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    Everybody can learn to draw...

    Buuuuut, not everybody can have the passion for drawing...

    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
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    The only thing you need to convince you that its a "yes":

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870

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    I thought of the exact same person as soon as I read the thread.

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    Elwell said it best.

    Most people will have the basic aptitude needed to be a decent artist. Most people will not have the love and dedication to their art they need. Those that do will be great.

    Art is long and time is fleeting

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    Quote Originally Posted by eiri yuki
    so, everybody can learn to draw, but not everybody can learn to draw good?
    No. That's quite incorrect. Everybody can learn to draw good.
    They won't, but this is not because they can't.
    It's mostly because they aren't willing to expend the effort, or because they have some bad information. Beleiving that they can't learn how to draw good, is an example of that bad information.

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    Drawing is something from the inside out. You can or maybe cannot learn to draw like so and so.... but I am not interested in this.

    A more interesting question is "Can you learn to draw like you and not someone else?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0kelvin
    There should be a script that just automatically closes any thread once Elwell posts in it. There's really nothing left to say after his posts.



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    Smartest thing I've read all day.

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    i think anyone can "learn" to draw, but not everyone can draw well.
    even with alot of practice, if you don't have the natural ability, you won't learn enough to get you good.

    kinda like what elwell said, but i wouldn't go to that extreme.


    i remember seeing a few students in school try REALLY hard, but there stuff just never got to the level of others who it just came easily for.

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    If you draw like 10 hours a day for a couple of years you are bound to be able to draw "well". I refuse to believe thats not true.

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    You can't teach taste.

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  • Quote Originally Posted by Lohan
    If you draw like 10 hours a day for a couple of years you are bound to be able to draw "well". I refuse to believe thats not true.
    I really hope thats true....

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    There's only one way to find out.

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    I say it's how you study...drawing only from imagination for 10 hours a day will definantly not get you better...If you study your stuff (i.e. bridgeman, loomis, etc...) you will be able to draw "well"... I saw proof of this in one person's sketchbook...He posted drawings from a few years earilier, and then posted some current drawings...there wasn't that much of a gap because you could tell there was no study (he drew angels with guns, etc...)

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  • hey goog.. I think you mean this sketchbook
    most incredible improvement i have ever seen!!!


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    uhm.. Offtopic... Im putting togheter a "link archive" with only inspirational links.. some references as awell
    however... If you have any links that you'd like to share.. please PM me, so I can put em up at this litte site

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    no, no, no, MCM made incredible progress, he is a perfect example of how drawing from life can further your skills... What I am talking about is this thread...it says works form 1999-2005....

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    lol, why do I keep ending up at spiegel.de when klicking on your link or even posting it into a new browser win goog...

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