Why People Believe, they Can’t Draw

Most adults believe that can’t draw because they never embraced their innate desire to draw.

Human beings have been drawing since they’ve walked the earth. The paintings were used to communicate the location of game, water and shelter.

Do you think that they had any formal training? Was their worked criticized?

Don’t be fooled painting and drawing is in all of us.

Kids draw all the time and all over everything. They draw on the walls, the kitchen tables, the chalkboards at schools. They use paintbrushes, crayons, and their fingers. There is nothing that kids won’t draw with. Paints, crayons, colored pencils are no match for kid’s creative talents.

More primitive drawings from a cave in Bulgaria

Castles, dragons, and fighter planes are their masterpieces. And their audience is anyone that will listen.

Supportive parents will ask them about their wonderful creations. And children will talk incessantly about their works of art.

Then as they grow older something happens. Their drawings are criticized and told that their work looks like crap. The enthusiasm for drawing fades. Then as adults, they believe that can’t draw or paint.

Maybe that describes you?

Art Books and classes don’t meet the beginner’s needs.

“Draw what you see” is the typical catchphrase invoked in art classes and books alike. A beginner is supposed to take a look at a scene or an object and begin to draw it accurately.


Before you, can “draw what you see” you have to understand “how to see.” Everybody’s interpretation of a scene or object will be different. Without a proper “reference”, or the proper “vision” the beginner will be floundering around on the page trying to render the object as accurately as he can.

Eventually, frustration will set in and then the beginner gives up.

The belief:

“I cannot draw” will be forever ingrained in the mind.

The authors of beginning art books have a limited amount of space in which to write and the publishers are very specific on what is included.

Video tutorials address the step-by-step issues but they fail to show how to develop a unique style. The expert instructors have been drawing and painting for so long that they have forgotten what it’s like to be a newbie.

On this site, I know exactly what it’s like to be a newbie. I am struggling with the same issues that most beginners struggle with, but I have achieved some success. And I will show the beginner step by step how to draw basic shapes that make up more complex pieces.

Triangles, squares, cubes, circles, ellipses, and other basic shapes are used in all paintings and drawings. The beginner has to learn to see them. These shapes exist trees, mountains, rocks, people, and animals.

Once the beginner understands how to break down these objects into their basic shapes, then they can draw anything with a high degree of accuracy. For example, a human arm or leg is just a tapered cylinder with a triangle attached at the end. The human head, eyes, and ears are also made up of basic shapes.

Once the newbie combines good visualization skills with the 12 drawing concepts, there is nothing that they cannot draw. Realistic portraits of friends and family, beautiful watercolor landscapes, and detailed animal drawings are within reach of the beginner if they stick with the practice.

And soon the beginner will become a Master Artist.

Let’s bust this limiting belief ” I cannot learn to draw” and make some awesome drawings.

Did you know that Anthony Hopkins considered art as a career? Check out this interview with Anthony Hopkins

Click here to begin your amazing journey!

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