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  1. #1 Better atristry- painting, sketching... 
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    You can picture in your head a picture you want to draw, but the problem comes in communicating that to your hands. You are only as capable as your hand ey coordination, or you could use a computer to draw the thing you want to draw.

    If you want to sketch or paint for real, then you need to realise your goal. You have a picture somewhere that you want to move onto the canvas, and in that relay of information you will need to have a firm hand. The best way to draw is to keep one eye open and the othe closed, as the merging of optics will lead to two light sources and that is bad, because, you will have an actual blur. Try it! Close one eye and see that a single eye focuses better than both of them at the same time...

    Now you want to draw that damn thing! If yuo were to draw quickly you will miss, if you draw too slowly you will make a mess too, so, the best way to draw is in line with your heartbeat, as that is the speed at which your brain recieves information, yes?

    So, if you draw in tune with your heartbeat you will draw better. That is also basically talking speed too for words. Each contour you draw is a word or object that you carry onto the canvas, so draw each contour at that speed.

    To steady your hand you should enter a mood that is submitting to the image you are drawing - testosteroneis bad here. Listen to some Enya or something - you will submit to the image and your limitations. Realising that you need to flow with the sketch and then it will come better for you, you will need to remember that you might draw different size objects on your canvas, needing to change the size of the objects you are drawing - the contours of course.

    Now, if you picture your whole drawing you could lightly sketch what it should look like. If you make a mistake draw a thicker line over the one that is wrong or too small or big and then thicker the next time. This will fix it to be as you want it to be, remembering to press slightly harde each time.

    Patience is needed in sketching. Painting should go on top of a sketch that has been wiped clear of all pencil residue.


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    If yuo were to draw quickly you will miss, if you draw too slowly you will make a mess too, so, the best way to draw is in line with your heartbeat, as that is the speed at which your brain recieves information, yes?
    I’m no scientist but I’d say no, actually. Your heart rate has nothing to do with the rate at which information is received, processed or disbursed by your brain (except of course in the extreme case, that if there is no heart beat there is no brain function and as demonstrated on this board there is not necessarily any brain function even with a heart beat, but I digress). Besides if you’re listening to Enya wailing away your heart beat will be in conflict with the rhythm of the music and then what do you do? Put on some Grateful Dead would be my recommendation.

    So, if you draw in tune with your heartbeat you will draw better.
    You can be in tune with a melody and in time with a rhythm but you can’t be in tune with a rhythm.

    That is also basically talking speed too for words. Each contour you draw is a word or object that you carry onto the canvas, so draw each contour at that speed.
    Consider your post here: Your words are your pencil lines or your brush strokes, placed on this electronic canvas at the speed of typing. The result can be interpreted subjectively by individuals who will say “yes, I know what you mean” but there is no objective interpretation possible. If you draw or paint at the speed of talking you may produce good art if your talent is like that of Picasso, but others may find that drawing or painting at that speed produces rubbish on the canvas and the only satisfactory approach is a slow and steady one, with total absorption, deaf to the music, or to your wife’s voice or the dog barking. The result may still be rubbish but it’s your rubbish.

    So your rule: “if you draw in tune with your heartbeat you will draw better” makes no sense objectively, and in my subjective interpretation of what you probably mean I disagree with it anyway.

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  4. #3 What is talent? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    If yuo were to draw quickly you will miss, if you draw too slowly you will make a mess too, so, the best way to draw is in line with your heartbeat, as that is the speed at which your brain recieves information, yes?
    I’m no scientist but I’d say no, actually. Your heart rate has nothing to do with the rate at which information is received, processed or disbursed by your brain (except of course in the extreme case, that if there is no heart beat there is no brain function and as demonstrated on this board there is not necessarily any brain function even with a heart beat, but I digress). Besides if you’re listening to Enya wailing away your heart beat will be in conflict with the rhythm of the music and then what do you do? Put on some Grateful Dead would be my recommendation.

    So, if you draw in tune with your heartbeat you will draw better.
    You can be in tune with a melody and in time with a rhythm but you can’t be in tune with a rhythm.

    That is also basically talking speed too for words. Each contour you draw is a word or object that you carry onto the canvas, so draw each contour at that speed.
    Consider your post here: Your words are your pencil lines or your brush strokes, placed on this electronic canvas at the speed of typing. The result can be interpreted subjectively by individuals who will say “yes, I know what you mean” but there is no objective interpretation possible. If you draw or paint at the speed of talking you may produce good art if your talent is like that of Picasso, but others may find that drawing or painting at that speed produces rubbish on the canvas and the only satisfactory approach is a slow and steady one, with total absorption, deaf to the music, or to your wife’s voice or the dog barking. The result may still be rubbish but it’s your rubbish.

    So your rule: “if you draw in tune with your heartbeat you will draw better” makes no sense objectively, and in my subjective interpretation of what you probably mean I disagree with it anyway.

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    Talent is where somebody is comfortable with what they are doing, confidence, positive energy thrust upon a task. Practice makes perfect and grows your confidence. If you do not prosper with the experiences you have then you are not accepting what you have done as your results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlatan
    Talent is where somebody is comfortable with what they are doing, confidence, positive energy thrust upon a task. Practice makes perfect and grows your confidence. If you do not prosper with the experiences you have then you are not accepting what you have done as your results.
    Once again you have failed completely to respond in any meaningful way to another's post. What is your problem?
    Moreover, your response is nonsense. Talent is not where somebody is comfortable with what they are doing. Talent is where they are able to discharge a task competently, not necessarily with ease, but effectively and efficiently. Talented people may be confident in what they are doing, but they may not be. Many great talents agonise over their inability to deliver, even though others think their delivery perfect.
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