Transforming Artistically Challenged People into Graphic Artists People discover a love for graphic arts when they find the right inspiration. Despite popular belief, it is not something you are born with the ability and drive to do. They are made more than they are born. They are simply inspired to be a graphic designer and work to become one. How many times have you approached someone doodling on a pad of paper and asked them if they like to draw? How many times have they responded to you, “Oh I just like to doodle, but I’m no good by any means”? How many times have you seen an amazing artistic piece that you can truly appreciate? For the first time in your life you truly appreciate the amount of talent that went in to creating it and wished that you could understand how they did it.
Turning a Doodler into a Dreamer Remarkably enough, the people that simply like to doodle or can appreciate the true beauty of a piece of art make up a lot of graphic artists that are selling their pieces for a profit. They started out just like anyone else, without a real trust in their own abilities. This is where you may push back a bit saying that these people obviously had artistic talent deep inside, but you’re different. You know yourself well and you know you don’t have any artistic talent, no matter how deep you look. These people would have said the same thing to you. They would have said it before they had their own stroke of inspiration, before the day that they realized that although they’re not master artists, they had other talents that could produce something just as beautiful and useful. The day they realized that is the day their worlds changed. They began to see that they truly had a mind for graphic arts and design. See, the people that aren’t easily amazed by art often have a very specialized eye for it. They like one kind of art and that’s it. As soon as they find a piece that truly strikes them, they can begin to see a wider world. They still retain a high standard of excellence, but they realize that they do enjoy it.
When they take that fine-tuned eye into the graphic arts world, they learn to create their own images and designs. As they do so, they will settle for nothing less than amazing, making nearly everything they create spectacular. With diligence, they can become the graphic artist they never thought possible before. All they needed was a bit of initial inspiration. The question is not whether or not you possess the talent to do it from birth. The question is whether or not you are willing to take a dream and make it a reality. You donâ€™t have to be born drawing beautiful murals to draw them later in life. Nor do you have to have been working as a graphic designer while you were in middle school to keep up. Although both of those things could help you, they are not necessary. If you are shaking your head as you read this thinking you are the exception to this rule, know that you are just like everyone else, only they went out and did something about it.