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  1. quick response. As the heroine of Lia Akhedzhakova said in the film “Office Romance” : “And a hare can be taught to smoke.” You can learn how to draw. According to various opinions, this will take from 5 to 20 years. No one will teach you how to create a picture so that “the soul first unfolded, and then curled up”, you need talent.

    I often think of Takeshi Kitano's movie “Firework” when I answer these questions. I don't really remember what the point is, but I remember one episode. The police officer came to his former partner, who, while performing the task, received a serious leg injury and remained confined to a wheelchair. He survived this loss and found himself in drawing. However, when the police hero said that he had become an artist, the disabled person replied that he was not a real artist, because he did not have topics to draw in his head, he only copied the surrounding reality. Somehow it was.

    Understand that naturalistic drawing is a craft, with its own laws, knowledge, and techniques that a person can master. They are trained. They train. I will only note that high motivation is important. Our memory is so organized that it has a short-term memory and a long-term one. And there is a protective mechanism for forgetting what is not very important for our brain. Therefore, in order for drawing knowledge to pass this defense mechanism, the brain must literally fall in love with this knowledge. Without motivation, everything will be “not in the horse oats”.

    But it is one thing to learn how to model objects of the surrounding reality in space on a two-dimensional plane of a sheet, and quite another to see a meaningful picture in yourself with an inner eye, to have topics “behind the soul” that you want to talk about with people in a universal visualization language, to be able to see the beautiful, select it and show You can't learn that. This is either present in the psychological structure of the individual, or not. Therefore, there are many draftsmen, but no artists.

    Look at the Gothic artists who illustrated the testaments word for word and , for example, look at Giotto's creatively reworked “The Kiss of Judas”. It was he who came up with the composition in its modern sense. He seemed to say: “I was there, saw everything with my own eyes, and it was like this!!!” It is this vision, this message generation, that we mean when we say “composition”, when we say “artist”. Either a person sees the topic, plot, or technical method with their inner eyes, or they don't see it. And it won't come out of nowhere. Either there is such a quality, or there is not.

    And learning how to draw normally is a matter of the amount of work involved.

  2. Learning to draw normally and even well is more than possible, since natural talent is just perseverance.

    To learn, you need to draw as often as possible, ideally every day, because any serious activity takes up all your time, leading to good results.

    Fine art, in this context – drawing and painting, is a science where everything is built and formed naturally.

    That is, to learn how to draw, you need to know the theory and develop your practical skill (hold a pencil correctly, be able to stroke in different directions, swing your eye, see proportions, color, etc.)

  3. Any activity that we choose, and especially one that relates to art, to an artistic view of this world, is a reflection of our inner reality. You can learn how to draw. This is within the power of anyone, even an armless, legless person. There is an artist who paints her portraits with lips, or rather, kisses, her name is Alexis Fraser. In the modern world, the concept of artistic talent is slightly blurred, people increasingly prefer to go beyond the limits, do not adhere to a certain genre, more and more creative people give a name to their paintings and creativity on their own.

    It is not necessary to have a talent, sometimes it is enough to have a soulful reflection of your “I”. History can tell us about many artists who did not have a special talent for painting, but they could convey the sensuality of the moment, place or event. This is explained by the view of life, if guided by this definition, each person is an artist.

  4. You can learn to draw, because it is enough to develop your eyesight by drawing every day.But it is impossible to become a painter without talent, because everyone sees color differently.If you really want to become an artist, then you will have to choose the specialization of graphics

  5. It seems to me that drawing is not a question of how, it is a question of why. You need to understand why you need to draw, and what level you need for this. It's a matter of a week to learn the basic technique of any direction. But you need to develop further in one direction, and for this you need to clearly understand the goals. There are no good universal artists.

  6. I believe that with enough effort, almost everyone can just draw normally at the everyday level. There is even one guy who leads similar-TED classes, you can find on YouTube, look for it.�

    Yes, without the natural talent of a new Rembrandt or Monet, you will never make it. But:

    a) art is full of mathematics and chemistry – building compositions, mixing colors, choosing paint, etc. etc. A certain category of brilliant artists of our time-mentally and physiologically ill people-one was able to create perfectly symmetrical paintings, as if the position of each stroke and line he calculated by some special formulas. I won't say for sure, but it seems that he either had OCD or autism. Another has a brilliant spatial memory – a person drew multi-meter pictures-diagrams of cities with the smallest details, in fact, he is a cartographer.

    I mean, the chemistry and mathematics of art are scientific facts and principles that can be understood and mastered by literally anyone.

    b) What does “talent” and “drawing normally” mean? Many great artists have become famous for their innovative ideas in drawing techniques and / or for the special depth of meaning and emotionality inherent in their works. That is, it was the creativity that decided what they did, and not how well they followed some well-established rules. Moreover, we live in an era where creativity is encouraged, and no one is persecuted for some new ideas as a heretic and apostate from the one true canon.

    I'll give you an example of Alberto Vasquez, who recently became a much-loved book illustrator. He is well-known in Europe, winner of a number of awards. I personally consider him a pure genius of our time. But his drawing technique and the philosophical message of the books he illustrates are very far from the concept of “normal” and “academic”. Yes, many of his works only seem simple, this is a very complex technique of execution, but he also has quite “schematic” drawings that, with proper preparation, we can reproduce. Tell me, does drawing something like this require any complex special skills?

  7. Of course you can. That's just if you don't have a soul for it, then it doesn't make any sense) And purely mechanically master the technique and draw something cute a couple of times, of course, you can. I tried playing the guitar and drawing. It turned out pretty well, and with more effort, it could have been even better, I'm sure. But I got tired of it pretty quickly and was abandoned)

  8. There are people with natural talent. As a child, I knew a boy who was almost forced to go to art school to preserve and develop his abilities (the boy himself didn't really want to go anywhere), because he “intuitively” drew everything correctly. As a result, in art school, he was very depressed by the need to draw everything according to diagrams, because he was the only person I met in my entire life who could get normal proportions without building them. He could actually feel them. On the other hand, this is a very rare case, and all the other people who now know how to draw can do it because they once learned how. Make your own conclusions.

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