- It's s talent
- It can be learned
Most Helpful Girl
its both, people can have the innate talent to draw and paint which is commonly a result of very early exposure to art at an early age and makes talented individuals tend to learn faster in these practices, but that doesn't mean that only gifted people can do it, there are so many people in the world who are artistic in many ways and most of them learned the old fashioned way :)
for example, i was at a very young age able to draw and paint as well as sculpt clay models, but while i was good at that i found digital and 3d art challenging, while a friend of mine has never drawn or painted in her life but became so skilled in digital art and 3d art in such a short time, skill is defined by the effort and dedication to learn, and talent is really just a way the mind wired itself to adjust to its skill-set easier, that doesn't mean that talented people are better, because normal people can easily beat them :p
Most Helpful Guy
I think its more of a talent but of course there is practice involved.
I look at it like this, there are three measurements:
-starting point /baseline/minimum (how good you are when you first start out)
-rate of progression (how quickly you improve with practice)
-maximum potential (the point at which you peak or stop getting better)
The idea that we have unlimited potential is foolish. Everyone rises, hits a point that where they never pass and then start to decline. It happens to everyone, intellectuals, atheletes, artists, musicians, etc.
So everyone can practivmce and improve from whatever their basline/minimum is but those with an innate talent generally start off at a higher level, have faster rates of progression, and also peak at a higher level compared to those without that innate talent.