I remember being amused as I click on the Ted Talk video below. I mean, I know I’m decent at drawing but the fact is I’ve met a lot of people who look at my works say two phrases–one which flatter me and the other I disagree. “Wow, your drawing is so good!” and “I wish I could draw as good as you.” Or “Oh my gosh, that looks beautiful!” and “I want to do something like that but I don’t know how to draw.”
Of course, the compliments are what flatter me–some (like Kiya hehe) even have the ability to melt me with their multi-compliments. 😀
But I honestly disagree with the latter phrases. Drawing is not an innate skill. If you want to, you could always learn. You would not believe the many artists I know who started out like the rest of us–shaky lines and not-so-good anatomy.
And so, if you believe you can’t draw, I urge you to watch this video to the end. You can even go along with it. But it’s important that you reach the conclusion. Because the speaker, Graham Shaw, has a thought-provoking question for all of us. Enjoy! 🙂
So. What’s your answer? 🙂
Have a fulfilling day, awesome peeps! <3