Is a rare and special ‘artistic’ talent required?

Drawing on the Artist Within book

Author Betty Edwards asks, “Why do we assume that a rare and special ‘artistic’ talent is required for drawing? We don’t make that assumption about other kinds of abilities.

“If you can catch a baseball, thread a needle, or hold a pencil and write your name, you can learn to draw skillfully, artistically, and creatively.”

From her book Drawing on the Artist Within.

Quoted in the section “You Have to be an Artist to be Creative, and Other Myths”
in my book “The Creative Mind: Identity and Confidence”
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Originally posted 2013-02-12 17:24:02.

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