It seems pretty ridiculous when you think about it.
There are millions of people out there who haven’t followed their dreams of being artists simply because someone has lied to them.
Believing this lie has meant the difference between being a successful artist and someone who is locked out of achieving their dream.
At some point in their lives, someone presented them with the foolish notion that art is for a lucky few — those born with the “gift.” This lie has been circulating for generations, and has prevented millions of talented potential artists from creating valuable works of art! And on top of that, we have been told that the older you get the less chance you have of ever achieving this dream.
In fact, that’s such a popular belief that we’ve even coined a phrase for it. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
But here’s the good news!
Recent developments in science and psychology alike have proven this just isn’t true. We have discovered that the mind is much more powerful than we ever imagined. You have the natural ability to literally grow your mind—regardless of your age! Your brain is a living, growing, organ that is capable of gaining new skills and talents.
So what does this mean for you?
This means that, despite popular opinion or what you’ve been told, you can be an artist—you just need to follow the correct steps to add the needed skills into your brain.
How do you do that?
Unlock your drawing skills…
Brain scientists have a big word for it: “neuroplasticity”. But, scientific studies have shown it all comes down to an easy, simple type of exercise.
No. It’s not the kind of exercise you do at the gym. (This one can be a lot more fun.)
However, just like physical exercise helps your muscles get stronger and grow larger, this simple kind of exercise has been proven to help your brain grow stronger, sharper, and, when done correctly, will give you new talents you thought you could never achieve.
So what kind of “exercise" can help you this much?
The key is to take small steps — and to focus on one step at a time. You must go through the activity for each step until it becomes comfortable, and then move on to the next simple action. It’s important that every step in the process builds on the step before it. Your brain must be able to connect the new concept with the part of your brain that has been developed in the previous steps.
This means the process you follow should be designed to give you small steps with exercises that build on each other so that your brain is capable of processing it efficiently. If the information is not in a format that you can take action on, it won’t stick, and you won’t gain the desired skill.
Learning to play an instrument is a great example of this principle in action. You start out learning to play scales. At the time these scales seem menial and monotonous, but what you don’t realize is that your brain is growing through this repetition. In time, these scales become entire songs.
It’s the same with a learned skill like drawing. As you move through each step that you are given and take action on it, you connect with all the other things that you know relate (that’s called a schema by the brain experts) and it helps your brain develop your drawing skills.
This is awesome news!
Because this all means that you can gain drawing skills that go far beyond what you’ve ever imagined possible!
That’s right. Drawing is a completely learnable skill! No matter what you may have believed in the past, you actually can get to where you’ve wanted to go for so long.
Fortunately, master artist Darrel Tank has made it his mission to fight this misinformation that has kept untold millions of individuals from a rewarding experience with art.
Over the past several years, Darrel Tank has focused his energies on sharing secrets he has learned through a career in fine art and illustration. It has become a personal goal to give anyone the opportunity to achieve a level of artistic skill that they never thought possible.
The cornerstone of Darrel Tank’s dedication to this mission is a drawing series containing step-by-step instructions for drawing a portrait from start to finish. This series is based on the science that shows that if you take one simple idea at a time, that those simple ideas will grow into a full-blown skill.
Darrel Tank has probably heard every story in the book. From “I can’t draw a stickman” to “I can’t draw a straight line”, to “But, I have no talent” and of course lots of other self-defeating phrases that continue the cycle of lost opportunity.
But Darrel just smiles and shows them the first step they need to take. And it’s not long before they are looking at their new drawings in disbelief.