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[Rumination] …So you think you can’t draw?

.. So you think you can’t draw?

Like many of you, the only art training I had were compulsory school classes that ended after Secondary 2.

Quite possibly, apart from practice, the only difference between you (“I can’t draw!”) and me (“I draw together people and their big picture!”) is this —

I didn’t buy into thinking “I can’t draw” just because I can’t draw as well as I would like to. This really is a fallacy we acquire as we grow cognitively and by our pre-teens, begin to acquire a good sense of self critique, plus not so healthy self-criticism.

And now, I accept too that “drawing as well I would like” actually is not critical to getting to the big picture.

It always amazes me how the drawing child has no qualms at all about making pictures the way he or she likes. In one of the greatest ironies, even Picasso said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

So what’s keeping us from drawing together our vision? (For some help to get unstuck, try #letsdrawbook here)

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