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    Lightbulb bad handwriting? bad art?

    is it true, the superstition, that if you have bad handwriting you dont have "artistic giftedness" or arent born being good at art? i have always thought about it, being as i have bad handwriting and no "gift of art." your opinions?

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    I don't believe in gifted
    I believe in Will, dreams and hard work

    and I have really crappy handwriting
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    I have astoundingly bad handwriting. And like Chaosrocks, I do not believe in such a thing as being "gifted". Art is a learnable skill. For that matter, so is good handwriting. Pick what you wish to become good at, and invest your time into improving it.
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    The only artists I know with good handwriting are over 60 years old (as in, of a generation where penmanship was of importance to our schools and businesses)
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    Haha,

    if anything, the complete OPPOSITE is true. I don't know 1 artist with handwriting I can read well, myself included.
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    I don't believe in this either. I know a lot of "artists" who have beautiful (...readable...) handwriting but aren't so great on the art side, and vice versa.

    I don't think why one should affect another since it's a whole different motion, at least it seems so to me. For example, my wrists hurt after only ten minutes of writing, but I can draw for hours without experiencing any pain So, uh, that theory is not so true.
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    I can write well, and everyone says I have really good handwriting... maybe that's why I'm not such a good artist.
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    My handwriting is awful, my dad's even said to me 'you think you'd have more control over it'... I would love to improve it, but I just don't know how!
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    My mom's and sister's handwriting is really nice, they both do nice art, I have horrible handwriting, and also do art. Handwriting and art are mysteriously unconnected.
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    I always think that bad handwriting helps an artist, conforming to perfectly neat writing doesn't help your hand flow like scrawling...
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    I also have terrible handwriting. I could neaten it up, I did some drafting courses in high school that forced me to write nice, but usually I'm pretty satisfied with my chicken-scratch writing.
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    My handwriting SUCKS! I try so much to improve but it just does'nt get better. oh well.
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    My handwriting isn't that good, and I also don't draw that good. But I don't think it has anything to do with my handwriting. I hate to write on paper anyway. Computer + Keyboard ftw!
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