“A lot of what we recognize as natural born talent is simply an interest sparked at a young age that isn’t lost.”Bishop O’Connell, The Myth of Natural Born Talent
Subtract the thoughts about it being too late for you now; rather ask yourself what you can do to keep your spark of interest aflame and boost it.
Add all the motivational quotes you’ve ever heard about drawing with the spontaneity of a child. It boils down to eliminating all the second-guessing, erasing and redoing. You start and keep going. You care more about the doing than the outcome.
Take a look at A Year of Drawing by the younger of Austin Kleon’s children, and note his words in the last paragraph: “…at this point … drawing for him still has nothing to do with the results. He does not care what you do with his drawings after he’s done making them.”
(Edited to add: oops, make this a Sunday Motivator as I set it to publish a day early!)
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