Stop Expecting Perfection

Myra Naito
4 min readApr 7, 2022

Some of the Best Art Isn’t Perfect

Stop expecting perfection. Oh, if only I were paid a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “I wish I could draw” I’d be a millionaire by now!

If you want to draw, then just draw! There’s no reason why you can’t. I can guess your response pretty easily… “I can’t even draw a stick figure.” Or maybe you can, but just barely, right?

First of all, let’s set one thing straight.

Drawing (in the truest sense of the word) is a learned skill and not so much pure talent.

Even those with the talent, or apparent knack for drawing, had to begin somewhere. And they continue to learn and improve. Case in point…I would be one of those that people would point to as having a talent for drawing. However, I didn’t start off drawing the way I do now. If you look at my elementary school drawings, I drew like every other kid of the same age group. Little kids don’t expect perfection. They expect fun!

But at the age where my classmates stopped drawing (mostly due to peer pressure), I continued. And practice, as they say, makes better and better and better. And I’m still getting better to this day.

One of your first drawing lessons was how to write the ABC’s.

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Myra Naito

Freelance copywriter who is passionate about art and fitness. Check out my art blog at mnatiodesigns.com/blog/ or follow me @mnaito_fineart .