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I never went through the five stages of art as a child. I was too invested in Pokemon video games and tv shows to waste time scribbling. I only picked up a pencil when I was forced to.

If I want to get good at art as an adult do I still need to go through the five stages of childrens art?
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jesus christ what the fuck is this autistic shit
could you imagine honestly writing out some formal education plan using words like stages and acts and development for something as simple as giving a kid a crayon for half an hour

oh oh oh the 5 stages of child cartoon watching development!
stage 1: they watch the cartoon and laugh a minimum of 5 times during the episodic period, please diagnose your child with autism if they fail to comply

this is stupid
this is overcomplicated
just learn to fucking draw like a normal human being, it's been as simple as that for over 1000 years
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what the fuck are the five stages?
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>>3559625
1. The Scribble Stage
The first stage occurs when the child manipulates a drawing tool and makes random marks, dots, and lines on the drawing surface. He will scribble and manipulate the drawing tool with little or no concern for the appearance of the marks he makes. There are three discernible stages during this stage:

random scribbling
controlled scribbling
naming of scribbling

By definition, a child in the scribbling stage, usually 2 - 4 years of age, is not drawing symbols for objects. Children like to scribble because it gives them a chance to move their arms around freely. The act of scribbling is purely kinesthetic and imaginative. Don’t waste money on coloring books, they can actually inhibit children’s creativity. They are much better off with a large sheet of paper and a fat, dark crayon.
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>>3559626
2. The Pre-Schematic Stage
The second, or pre-schematic stage, is entered when the child produces his first representative symbols for objects in his environment. These symbols are formed with circles, squares, and lines. The symbols change frequently. The pictures have a “floating organization and the paper may be turned many times while drawing. Later, the symbols may be organized horizontally. The pre-schematic stage refers to that stage when the child is drawing his first symbols, but has not yet developed “schema”. Generally from 3 to 7 years of age.

3. The Schematic Stage
The main characteristics of this stage are the repetition of symbols for familiar objects, and the use of the base-line. The term “schema” refers to the habitually repeated symbol for an object. Examples of such schema are the lollipop tree, the stiff scarecrow-type drawings of people, or a series of houses which are all drawn the same. The figures appear flat and stiff, and are changed only when there is strong motivation to do so. Later, multiple base-lines are the major organizational devices used by the child in this stage. X-ray or transparent views, top views, side views, or raised base-lines are used in increasing frequency as the subject depicted demands variation from the single base-line. The pictures become more complex; yet they still use schema. Single base-lines, multiple base-lines, and fold-up views are used. The fused or continuous contour line is also used to further define figures. In general, children reach this stage between 6 and 11 years of age. Without further instruction and practice a few children will reach a plateau during the latter part of this stage.
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>>3559628
3. The Transitional Stage
This is the stage in which the maturing child, usually 9 years or older, attempts to produce art work that meets adult standards; yet he still produces works which unintentionally contain many characteristics of the schematic stage. For instance, a picture may include a natural looking ground plane with trees of diminishing size going off into the distance. However, the child may include the top view of a swimming pool and place several stiff figures on the edge of the paper. The art work has visual contradictions. The base-line is replaced by a receding ground plane, and there is frequent use of intentional overlapping. Much attention is given to details, sex roles, and clothing differences. Some linear perspective may be used during this stage. A few children who enter this stage will reach a plateau and not enter the stage of realism.


5. The Realism Stage
The stage of realism is entered when the child is producing art work in the manner of adult artists. In general, the child is 12 or older. Considerable control over the medium, content, and organization is evident. The figures become natural in appearance, or are intentionally stylized. The consistent use of many organizational devices is also quite evident in the art work produced during this stage, such as overlapping, diminishing size, placement on the picture plane, and linear and aerial perspective. It is at this stage that the child becomes most critical and self conscious about their ability to produce realistic artwork.
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>>3559611
No. Just draw.
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>>3559611
Overthinking autistic fucks like you will never make it anyway. You will take 50-100 times longer in any given step just because you must prepare yourself mentally. Just stay with video games.
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you're way overthinking it. just start drawing anon
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>>3559611
Not drawing right now? Either kill this tab and pick up a pencil RIGHT NOW or it is indeed over
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why do people think they can min/max art gains like its an rpg

truly just manchildren being manchildren.
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You forgot to turn caps lock on,
and forgot to upload pic related.
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>>3559628
i think i got to stage 3 when i was 3. my parents saved a drawing of fish and rocks and seaweed, its crude but theyre definitely symbols of real objects and not abstract. hmmm
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>>3560040
GODDAMMIT I ALWAYS FORGET
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>never drew before the age of 13
NGMI
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as long as you can write your name you can skip the first stage. its only about holding and controlling a pencil.

so stage two lines, circles, pretty much where peter han starts
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>>3559630
>A few children who enter this stage will reach a plateau and not enter the stage of realism.

me irl
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I still remember being in stage 2 and I just recently read about this and found it interesting that we as kids draw a line to represent a person. As adults it's just kinda confusing and cute to see a kid point at a line and exclaim it's a dog or whatever, assuming it's purely about lack of skill, but in the kid's mind that line is genuinely assigned a role.




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