Bert Bates wrote: a good 1000 hours, and then more or less repeat that same 1000 hours 10 times.
Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:In my circle of artist friends, we are all of the opinion that pretty much anyone can learn to draw, and that there's no such thing as "innate talent". What good artists have is a learned, practiced skill. I would absolutely agree that the ability to draw and paint well is more about the desire and willingness to work hard as opposed to some magical, inborn ability.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
So colorblindness isn't an issue at all? Not being able to identify red vs green seems like it would be an issue for painting.
Then there is "logical colorblindness" where I think two things look exactly the same and an artsy person sees a million differences. This could be a learned skill I suppose. I certainly don't have the desire to work hard to find out. I'm to busy learning things I enjoy.
Bert Bates wrote:
. When you're practicing your thing, are you "phoning it in?" - not perfect practice. Are you practicing something that isn't requiring learning anything new? - not perfect practice, and so on.