Do you remember how long it took you to learn to write when you were in school, and what that involved? Copying letters over and over and over while your hand and fingers strengthened and got used to the movements?

Drawing/painting/other-forms-of-crafting are no different. You're learning a new skill; give yourself space to grow and be patient while you learn. You might be bad at first but that's fine, you're allowed to be. Keep going. Practice is part of the process. 💪

@Curator I have a personal theory of learning, that your brain stores information and processes in complicated combinations of neutral connection. Learning new things requires your brain's neurons to literally grow new tentacles and connections. This is why learning new things is hard, because your brain literally has to grow, and that takes time and energy.

Emotional situations can accelerate the growth process with hormones. So the best place to study is a room full of spiders.

@Curator @zens also true of peogramming! It's unexpected for some because it's English-ish, but it's very much learning to write all over again

@calcifer @Curator @zens @1dalm
That's true. Until the syntax is as familiar as a natural language, it remains an obstacle that has to be constantly referenced.

@Curator One of my art teachers once said something I never forgot:

"Everyone draws when they're children. The people who grow up to become artists are simply the ones who never stopped."

@virtuosew The same applies for any other art. Thank you for your post.

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