posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 02:16 AM
So recently I was watching a video online in which an artist drew something live and then showed viewers how to ink/crosshatch it realistically.
Things like this have been pretty prevalent on sites like youtube lately.
It got me to thinking. Most of us on this forum live in a very individualistic society. In the 'west' now we are usually told that we can do
anything if we try, we are all roughly equal, yada yada. Yet things like drawing seem to break this rule... Or do they?
That was certainly the case traditionally, but is this something like... I don't know, learning to play an instrument? This sort of thing *used* to
be "learn as a kid or never!" but nowadays (perhaps thanks to increased lifespans?) people start in their 70's and so forth!
So is it just a skill or nothing sort of situation?
I have an interest in drawing... I always have, I was encouraged to quit though because I'd end up getting distracted by it in school and all that. I
acknowledge I'm not good though, I mean I enjoy it and I'd love to improve but I'm not 'good'.
I guess in a way I'm indirectly asking whether I should try and get better over time, or if it's a lost cause.
Thoughts or opinions are welcome. It's a topic I haven't thought about much.