I believe anyone can learn to draw or paint. It is in us all. We were, after all, created by a creator, in His image. Genesis 1:27

YES! I think anyone can become an artist… that is, if they have a genuine desire to become one.
I often hear, “I wish I was talented,” I wish I knew how to paint,”I wish I was creative…” etc. I don’t think this is the problem.
I believe the difference from amateur to professional artistic qualities is dedication.

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” -Vince Lombardi

In regards to how quickly I’ve gone from drawing stick figures to recognizable images, I put a lot of hard work and dedication into practicing art. You could ask anyone on my block and they would tell you the same.
In addition to my Mondays with Lou, my art mentor, I read art books, take online courses, attend workshops, listen to podcasts like Artists Helping Artists, I study notes from every learning experience I document, and paint nearly everyday.

I have some “art crushes” in particular that I try to learn from by both mimicking and studying from them.
One particular artist I have a crush on is Texas artist, Lesley Humphreys. Lesley is quite generous with her knowledge, sharing free online lessons.

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Look for a new feature Artist Crush to begin soon, featuring artists work I greatly admire.


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