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In an attempt to acquire new hobbies, I am teaching myself to draw. I was bemoaning my lack of drawing abilities some weeks ago to Robby, and he told me that if I was really that upset about it I should learn how to draw. And I was like, "But you can't just do that! People are born with the ability to draw and the rest of us paeans are just fucked!" He quickly disabused me of this irrational notion that I have held for my entire life and told me to just start copying pictures as a way to teach myself some basic stuff. So that's what I'm doing! I shall have to be sure to keep it up. Perhaps if I am not too embarrassed I will post some attempts to chronicle my progress (assuming there is any).

Date: 2009-05-13 06:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bubbly
I've been attempting to teach myself drawing, but keep running into the problem of being extremely anal. lol

Date: 2009-05-13 11:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eponymous
I actually found that when I was taking drawing class in high school, the most helpful part was the timed figure sketching. We had, I think 3-5 minutes per sketch. We just used two crayons and a big piece of paper, and we all took turns modeling. The timing thing actually helps a lot... it makes you loosen up and stop trying to get things perfect.

Date: 2009-05-13 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrissytng
I use to think you had to be born with the ability to draw too, until I took some art classes and realized that if I just practiced at it that I could do it too. I started off by copying as well, and that was very fun! :) Lately I've been wanting to teach myself to play guitar, but I haven't found the right one, let alone the time to do it, lol.

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