Even if you’re not naturally talented, you can become very proficient.
All great artists have put years and years into their craft. It’s not just talent but mileage.
“You are what you do repeatedly.”
You Learn Drawing And Painting At Any Age?
doesn’t matter how old you are, you can learn drawing and painting at
Of course, it’s easier to learn anything at a young age, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
Research has shown that motivation is a key factor in our ability to learn new things even at an old age.
On the one hand, your mind maybe isn’t as sharp as it once was anymore.
But on the other hand, things like discipline and work ethic might actually be much better than when you were younger.
It all depends on your drive and your perseverance. If you really want to learn drawing, you can do it.
Sure, the older you are, the less time you have to learn how to draw and paint. As a working adult, you have many more responsibilities than a kid that goes to school and can dedicate the whole afternoon to practicing drawing.
If you use the time you have effectively though, you can still become an awesome artist in the later years of your life.
In the end, every stroke you make on a surface will make you better at drawing in general.
But no matter how far you get in your journey as an artist, the learning never ends!
Becoming a great artist requires you to push yourself and try new things all the time.
Even if you are a master portrait artist, you may still struggle to draw animals or landscapes.
You will have a good base, for sure, but you will still have to learn new things and fail a few times.
That’s a good thing though.
The possibilities are endless and even after years of creating fine art you can still keep things fresh by learning to draw or paint new things or trying out new mediums. (Check out all the mediums I use here.)
not writing this post to discourage you, but to motivate you to start
You can learn to draw, as long as you can hold a pencil. Even without natural talent, you will learn drawing, if you practice often. With enough motivation and dedication, anyone will learn drawing, if he/she believes in himself/herself.
the first steps is never easy. It’s hard to start at square one.
are some other good videos for beginners to check out:
around on YouTube, there’s a lot of great tutorials for beginners
A great professional channel for beginners, as well as more experienced artists, is Proko.
Finally, I want
to leave you with a special trick:
If you want to get better faster, flip your images horizontally every now and then. You will be amazed by the results. Read my article Why Does My Art Look Weird When I Flip It? to learn how it can help you to see your own mistakes and improve much more quickly.