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« on: February 03, 2005, 10:52:50 pm »
l'v been wondering how may of you are natural artists or you have a hard time getting it. l myself couldnt draw stick men when l was going to school and late last year l picked up a pen and found out l could draw and the drawings just seem to flow strange 'hay' and its been a long time since l went to school. ps no jokes about getting it
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 11:25:58 pm »
I certainly wouldn't call myself a natural, I do have to work at it but I've been drawing since before I could write. It's something I've always enjoyed and sometimes wish I put a little more effort into it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005, 12:00:38 am »
I've been drawing my entire life, for some people drawing comes more naturally.  Anyone can draw if they want to, but it takes determination, dedication, and practice.  If anyone wants to draw or improve their drawing ability I'll support them all the way.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005, 01:45:05 am »
I could draw cars/trucks when young with plenty of reality, but always wanted to cartoon. That I couldn't do until in my 20's and I have to like the character I'm doing and the planned storyline to be able to draw them.

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005, 03:17:55 am »
Well, my mom is the writer and my dad is the professional artist, so naturaly...I had to play guitar/music.  When I was young I could draw, I just didnt want too, was more into getting into trouble and playing music. then, Iaround 4th grade, I started drawing ninja turtles and bart simpson, that was about the extent of it, then came my mortal kombat sketch phase, then I just stopped completely. Seriously I hade "Drawing 1" twice in one year cause I just used that period for sleeping.   I wish I would of utilized that time and actually drew, I would probally be better.

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005, 03:49:22 am »
like l said l could'nt draw when l was young but now l seem to get better with everyone l do. my main flaw is color its ok but l'd love to get killer colors like some of them guys on vcl
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2005, 05:15:58 am »
I'd say I have a natural talent for wasting my time drawing '<img'>

It's just by sheer luck that all that wasted time translates into a decent drawing ability.

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2005, 01:10:41 pm »
Yeah, if drawing since you were three makes you a natural, I guess...

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2005, 01:24:54 pm »
i can draw naturally. depending on what. somethings are harder then others for me
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2005, 01:25:34 pm »
Been drawing since I was old enough to hold drawing tools.  I found my original copy of my favorite children's story "Where the Wild Things Are".  Inside of the book were my drawings of the characters done in marker, done when I was about 4 years old.  I think those were my oldest archived attempts that eventually became the crazed world of my art.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2005, 01:45:32 pm »
i would say i was a natural, but it depends on what i'm drawing.  Furries, animals and so on yes but portraits of people not a chance  ':p'

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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2005, 02:01:19 pm »
Not me.. I have an entire drawer full of how-to and referance books/magazines. If I cant see what I intend to draw I get frustrated and endup with a room full of paperwads.

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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2005, 02:53:52 pm »
Um... yep, I guess so. I'm another one of those who's drawn for as long as they could hold the tools to do it. Except for that literal decade when I didn't touch anything art related. It's a long story, and I don't feel like telling it at the moment.
I've never had any classes or anything. I'm certainly not saying I'm good! I usually don't like anything I draw. But others seem to like it, so I guess I'm an okay artist. I dunno...  ':p'
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2005, 03:13:09 pm »
Hm well, I feel like I don't have natural talent, I know I have to work really hard to improve. I do feel like I have some natural ability to draw from life, that's always been really easy for me.
But how can one tell if they have natural talent? Even if you do, it won't get you anywhere without practice and experience.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2005, 03:45:24 pm »
I don't think anyone is really a natural... since most artists I know of have had to work at it at one point or another.  Though the earlier your start drawing, the better.

I've only known one... possible two people in all of my years of art school/teaching/etc that would be considered "natural" and hardly had to work at all.

As for myself, I've been drawing for nearly 22 years, and I'm still not happy with what I do yet.




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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2005, 05:28:02 pm »
I don't think I'm a natural. I had to work through a stack of books and practice a lot before my drawings were halfway decent. I'm learning about anatomy at the moment. And I still can't sketch. My sketches usually go through four or five revisions before they are any good.
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2005, 05:40:03 pm »
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Not me.. I have an entire drawer full of how-to and referance books/magazines. If I cant see what I intend to draw I get frustrated and endup with a room full of paperwads.

That's not a bad thing.  As long as I have been drawing, I too have shelves of books and magazines for reference and how-to's, ranging from Disney and Warner Bros. toons to full realistic rendering techniques.  When I see something that's really cool, I want to find out how it was done.
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2005, 06:33:50 pm »
Honestly, I definitely wouldn't say I was a natural, despite what others may think. I have been drawing pretty much all of my life, and have always rather enjoyed it, but at the same time, I also have a hard time getting anything to look... right.  I suppose my problem is that I'm never happy unless something is perect, and... naturally, I'm no where near perfect c.c

I try to use reference more often now. It is generally very helpful, especially when it comes to animal, or human anatomy.

In some ways I'd have to agree with Ulario. I don't think anyone is  naturally great. Often people will be quite good, even when they start off with drawing, but even then it doesn't seem entirely.. natural o.o





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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2005, 08:02:47 pm »
I'm somewhat of a natural, but I do like to use references every now and then.

I've been drawing since I was very young, but to improve now, I will use reference pics, photos, and some tutorials if I feel it necessarry
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2005, 03:13:35 am »
I draw really well from pre existing images, like in nature, or from a pic, like this.
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2005, 04:17:43 pm »
I'm a natural at writing I guess.  '<img'>  I don't practice or use references or anything, I just write.   '<img'>  As far as drawing goes though I need all the practice I can get. '<img'>

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2005, 05:25:53 pm »
I would say that I do have a natural talent for drawing. I honestly don't think I practice nearly enough, and yet I'm still good at it anyway. That's not to say that I haven't improved with practice, but I was pretty good at it to start with. I think most of my improvement has came from observation (looking at what the real thing looks like) and learning facts about how things would be (things like atmospheric perspective for example) then from actual practice.

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2005, 10:45:29 pm »
I've been drawing for a very long time like a lot of people here, but I didn't really try to until I was about 8, when I saw my first episode of Sailor Moon. I still have my journal with a lima bean headed Sailor Jupiter. XD But I don't think I have any raw talent. Its simply too hard for me to get things to look the way I see them in my head for that.

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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2005, 04:08:40 am »
I couldent draw for crap when i was younger so i gave up i only recently within the last 6 months or so started drawing agian and i still suk so no not a natural. heh
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2005, 07:46:36 pm »
i dunno, i never really was much good till i actualy tried, and when i tried it really didn't take long to pick it up.