Every week I get the same type of compliment on my drawing skills and each week I tell those people the same thing. “Anyone can draw and anyone can get good at it”.
Do they believe me? Nope. They usually will just laugh and brush that comment off.
The truth, though, is that anyone really can learn to draw well. It just takes a whole lot of time, patience and even more practice. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and your drawing skills aren’t going to be either.
You remember those kids in elementary school who could draw so great? Do you think if they stopped drawing completely and then picked up a pencil and attempted to draw, they would be the next Rembrandt?
Hell no! They may be somewhat talented still but without drawing and practicing their skills will never grow nor will they get better. Unfortunately, the ability to draw is something that gets rusty and you have to work hard to keep that rust off.
There have been many times where I’ve gone weeks, months, hell even years without drawing much and my skills dropped like a lead weight. The only thing that you can do to really keep those skills share and improve them is to practice!