There is no secret that some are better equipped to be able to draw, paint or sculpt something in a striking likeness to whatever it is they are trying to emulate, while others can hardly draw out a straight or curved line.
Science explains that there are three different categories that essentially separate those who can from those who can not when it comes to drawing or anything related to in the visual arts. It all comes down to how a person perceives reality, how well they remember that reality, and how exactly they long to communicate that in the physical form.
It is said that art is something learned, and those who practice, even if they have no natural knack for the talent, can improve. This is something that can not be said for everything. For example, if one is tone deaf, he can not very well learn to differentiate tone from tone and recreate that pitch upon demand. He didn’t naturally possess that skill.
However, in the realm of art, there is not a concrete obstacle in the path of anyone. Everyone can do it. Maybe you long to learn and improve, perhaps you are one whom would rather just sit back and observe rather than spend time and effort learning a skill. For either person, we’ve got some suggestions for you on ways to stir up your passion and appreciation for art.
Be An Observer
While noted as one of the key processes in scientific research, observation is not a skill limited in its advantages to scientists, only. Observation is important to scientists because it teaches them about the world in which they live. Observation is also critical to the developing of skills such as communication, classification, measuring, predicting and inferring.
Naturally, observation helps a person learn anything from language, to social skills, to empathy for others. In ramping up your observing of art in all of its different forms, you will naturally build an appreciation, a growing knowledge, and a passion for what it is you are studying.
Do More Of It
It can be a scary thing to start at first. You may be afraid what will come out, or what resources you will burn up in the developing of your skill set. The simple answer to ramping up your passion for art, is to simply do more of it.
Maybe you only paint once a month. Make it a discipline and set aside a designated time to practice your art once a week, if not a little bit every day. There is a 10,000 hour rule in the mastering of any skill set. Once you put 10,000 hours toward something, you are considered a master.
Upon practicing and devoting yourself to your art, you will see improvement, and inspiration will flow much more easily from your fingertips. Once good things start pouring out, you will never want to stop. You will have succeeded in growing your passion for art, and your appreciation for the art that others devote themselves to.