I have always taken issue with the saying ‘everyone can learn to draw’. It would be silly to argue that not everyone can learn to draw since it is a fairly easy procedure but I disagree in the sense that I do not believe everyone can learn to draw well.
In my final year of High School I decided to take int2 art rather than higher Music. Looking back now I kind of wish I had took higher music instead but I enjoyed my time in art. I saw the course as a bit of a challenge and this is why I am so opinionated on the fact I do not believe everyone can draw well.
After all that work and stress I came away with an int2 B because I more or less cheated when it came to the drawing part. When it came to colour work I was alright – I could manage that and build my technique but when it came to drawing I do not think I progressed very much at all.
To go into an art career without this raw talent in my opinion would be madness. Well career in the sense of making enough money to live off it. As a hobby I think it is an excellent idea as it can be a great way of expressing emotion in a healthy way. Just do not make the same mistake that Susan in Desperate Housewives made. Do not ever put anything on paper that you do not want others to see. I would give this advice to writers too. Once something is down on paper there is a good chance you will be confronted on it.
A drawing I did of my old flatmate…