Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull

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  • 31/03/2015 को प्रकाशित
  • Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that? Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion - quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world.
    Graham specialises in the art of communication and has helped thousands of people to make important presentations. He is perhaps best known for his use of fast cartoon drawings to communicate ideas and is the author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • Russ Wright
    Russ Wright साल पहले +8

    All Teachers should be like this. When I was 13, we were all drawing in class and I drew a simple tree. Very simple. Lol. My Teacher seen it and put it up for everyone to see. She praised me and my drawing in front of the whole class. I got compliments from almost everyone. I'm 52 now and I draw what is called Hyper-realistic drawings/art and I also do graphic art design. I have designed many logos for different companies. I wish I could find that Teacher. I would draw her a forest of trees and thank her for being such a wonderful Teacher and inspiration to me!

  • Fallençcyar

    This really proves that art isn’t something you just have, it’s something you learn.

  • Kelvin McDonald
    Kelvin McDonald साल पहले +6

    Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

  • Ihaveanaxe
    Ihaveanaxe  +259

    As an artist, I will say, these are actually great drawings! If you aren’t an artist and you were thinking “oh well, no one would actually like this anyways” (idk if anyone would actually say that, but that’s smth I would say tbh) if I saw this, I would genuinely love seeing these. If I could get my own portrait in this style, I would genuinely frame it on my wall. I genuinely adore this type of art style, idk why, but I love it.

  • William Walker
    William Walker साल पहले +2

    Lol I thought he was actually gonna explain the psychology or something but he literally just taught everyone how to draw XD

  • Krystal Hooper
    Krystal Hooper साल पहले +112

    What I like about this is that the point of drawing these characters isn’t to make something perfect or realistic, but just to make something. People are so scared of drawing, but everyone in the audience is learning to laugh about it and to have fun with it, which disarms the fear of failure. So wholesome

  • mari f
    mari f साल पहले +2

    this video is so pure. i bet all the adults there giggling are remembering what it felt like to draw when they were children. this gives me hope in humanity honestly

  • Tanveer Ahmad
    Tanveer Ahmad साल पहले +529

    He is not only giving hope that you also can draw,

  • Salvador Ontiveros
    Salvador Ontiveros साल पहले +442

    This dude is super inspirational tbh. Not even about drawing really. But that you can do anything you put your mind to but if you think you can't then of course you won't be able to.

  • Dhruv Gupta
    Dhruv Gupta साल पहले +6

    He looks smart, he should start amazon or something

  • lucille
    lucille साल पहले +276

    I draw (digital art and uh,,,its normally anime) and this was pretty inspiring and wholesome. If you want to draw though, what I learned is to stop comparing yourself to other artists. Like seriously, stop it. Take inspiration from them, and instead compare your new art to your old one and see how much you've improved. Practice practice practice. I'm sure you can do it!

  • Falk Heck
    Falk Heck  +68

    I draw for fun, and if you're young or just starting off you should try to remember this:

  • Cashmere Sky
    Cashmere Sky 7 साल पहले +3

    Despite some opinions seeing this video as a "connect the dots" or "paint by numbers" method, it's more about the mentality and limits people are challenged with. The end of the video is the most important part of being an artist. This guy gets it. The entirety of this video is just to give the masses the lens to finally see what is possible in all of us....drawing or anything else.

  • Vash1080
    Vash1080 साल पहले +379

    When I was a kid I thought I could draw, and drawed a lot (especially cars). The drawings wouldn't get me into arts, but I had fun until I went to school. There I got an F for the tasks given, I learned I can not draw and never picked up a pencil to draw for my personal pleasure. School destroyed my hobby. Though school is important, don't let you kids hang if they face something like that. Grades tell next to nothing once you leave school.

  • Paula Marie Art
    Paula Marie Art साल पहले +75

    This guy is great. As an artist one thing I love is showing people they too have the ability to draw. We all can, we just have to be encouraged and shown it's possible

  • Aditya Madheshiya
    Aditya Madheshiya साल पहले +1

    I've never thought that Jeff Bezos would be such a great artist.

  • Paul Virginia

    My older brother taught me to draw when I was five. I recently retired from the Motion Picture industry after 41 years as a scenic artist in Hollywood. Thanks for the great story.

  • s0lastsummer7
    s0lastsummer7 साल पहले +94

    The only reason I grew up a skilled artist is because I was encouraged when I was slightly better than my peers as a child. That tiny edge caught and I was showered with praise for it (and ONLY it lol), so I kept doing it. Practice makes progress.

  • Hair Glowing Kyle
    Hair Glowing Kyle 3 साल पहले +15

    "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up"

  • TheSoprah
    TheSoprah साल पहले +56

    With such a humble and skilled instructor, everyone can learn how to draw. Very inspirational.