Do you need to be an “artist” to be able to draw? NO!
Everyone can draw – You CAN draw – you just may not have had a lot of practice and tuition – unlike when you learned to write. After all, writing is just a form of drawing. If you managed to learn to write, you can learn the SKILL of drawing because you already half way there!
Being an artist is something else – that’s about ideas.
In this video I talk about the difference between the everyday skill of drawing and how being an Artist is like being possessed by an idea. How you deal with that situation comes down to temperament, talent and sheer hard graft, which may never, ever be appreciated or understood, one of the reasons that the life of an artist can be unhappy.
I think I need to talk more about managing the the expectations of being an artist! stay tuned.
The humpback has to be my favourite. We went whale watching off Boston Mass and saw a large pod. the came so close to the boat for a while and then they went wild breaching, splashing about in massive, gargantuan abandon. I also saw one from above when having a trip around the harbour in a float plane off Vancouver Island. The pilot dived down in an alarming spin to get a better view, leaving me white knuckled.