Why Be An Acrylic Artist If You Can’t Even Draw?

images (2)Some people have more of an inherent aptitude or talent for art than others. Worrying about how much talent you do or don’t have is a waste of energy. Anyone can learn to master the techniques fundamental to painting. Having “tons” of “talent” doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a good artist anyway … it takes more than the ability to be creative, to be a good artist.

If you believe you’ve ‘got talent,’ artistic things come easily to you, rather than your having to strive to achieve “good art.” The fact is, relying on talent will only get you so far. Sooner or later you’ll reach a point where your talent isn’t enough. What do you do then?


images (1)As you learn to develop artistic skills … discovering how different brushes work, seeing how colors interact, etc., you are pursuing ideas rather than expecting creative thoughts to come to you – you are not at the whim of your so-called talent.

And if you really believe you haven’t any artistic talent, you wouldn’t have any desire to paint at all. It’s that desire, combined with a persistent learning of painting techniques, not talent, which make you a successful acrylic artist.