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Have you ever drawn an entire picture, or painted a scene, to step back and realize that you've captured details that you didn't even notice were there while you were drawing it?

This is what I've heard referred to as a creative, or artistic zen.  

You're capturing a landscape or a bustling city scene, and it has become almost muscle memory.  You're no longer consciously looking at your reference for details, or at least not to the same extent you were years ago.

Many think that it takes years of practice, grinding into hundreds of sketchbooks.  

More than once have I come across artists who draw rarely, but seem to improve in leaps and bounds whenever they do draw.  Equally have I witnessed artists who have gone through several tons of paper over the course of their lifetime, to have progressed very little.

I believe that it has less to do with practice, and more with putting yourself in the mindset.  Practice helps, for sure.  You learn how to use the tools properly.  I doubt hand-eye coordination is an issue, we unwittingly teach ourselves hand-eye coordination every time we play a video-game or spend time using the computer (among other activities).  But to capture the image itself, it is more in the state of mind.

There are 3 factors involved in this state of mind.
1. "Lose your boundaries"
2. "Throw out your clock"
3. "Become out-of-touch with reality"

I'll elaborate on a future date.  Just thought I'd start it now.


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Zegaroth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool, a traditional artist.
leili Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been afraid of diving into acrylics and oils for that matter, but your beautiful gallery has definitely inspired me! Thank you!
a helpful book I would suggest is called The Acrylic Artist's Bible. And a book on colour also helps.
leili Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will definitely look it up. Thanks so much for the suggestion. :)
KatarzynaKostecka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
amazing gallery
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