I don’t know when it began or where, but there has been a devious lie circulating for ages about artistic ability. People believe that you are either born with artistic talent, or not. I haven’t heard of a single scientist coming out with evidence that drawing skill has been linked to the 15th chromosome, or that it has to do with the same gene that signals for dark eyes, and yet people take it as a fact that you are naturally an artist, or you are doomed to a life of stick-figures and self-depricating jokes. However, as you can see above in this thoroughly scientific graph by comic genius Demetri Martin, drawing skill is directly related to the amount of time spent practicing it.
A very big thanks to everyone who was a part of Sketching San Miguel: Developing a Sense of Place! In only 3 days it was wonderful to see marked improvement in your skills.
More drawing classes will be offered during the last 2 weeks of February, stay tuned for details!