Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation

Most people would find drawing relaxing or a way to intrinsically pass time, I know back in school I would draw whenever I got bored or if there wasn't anything to do. I know many people take up drawing as a form of entertainment or as a hobby. I remember back in elementary when I had a Dragon Ball Z drawing book, I could still remember some of the characters in that drawing book: Cell, Android 16, and Trunks. I'm pretty sure a lot of us would love to learn how to draw so we could impress our extrinsically friends or just show off what we could do with just a piece of paper and a pencil. I know that if I could draw any character from any anime or manga or cartoon show as a kid, right down to the last detail, I surely would be amazed and impressed with my skills. We always draw just to show off and let the world know how cool and motivated I was, and I'm pretty sure it would be the same for anyone else, but why do we want to draw. I know that drawing can seem like a cool activity to show off to your friends but no one wants to learn how to draw unless there's something in it for them either extrinsically or intrinsically.

So what’s in it for you? I'm pretty Sure that if I had a chart that question people about why they wanted to learn how to draw, a pretty good chunk of them will have that internal or external motivation coming from popular anime or TV shows, while a close second would come from having the skill or ability to draw anything, while a lot fewer people would justify having something to do and something to show your friends or family which would easily be an ego boost for anyone.

 

Many people aren't motivated enough to want to learn how to draw but instead just do it because it seems cool, which is also fine but usually what will end up happening is they will try it for a few hours, days, or weeks before realizing how tedious it will be for them and decide to quit altogether. I also know a lot of people when they want to learn how to draw we'll just search something up online specifically like how to draw a flower or something cute, cool, or just plain unusual.

 

A lot of these ideas are pretty cool but without any extrinsically or intrinsically motivation, you won't stick around long enough to actually put enough effort to see the lasting result. Nothing good comes from shorts or little effort. If you look at some really cool shows like Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, or Bleach, you’ll know that a lot of time goes into making any of these animes even the manga takes lots of time to see any real progress. After all, it is a business and if the shows weren't as good as a lot of people would have wanted them to be, then they wouldn't get any investments from major companies to make the shows or mangas.

Everyone has a drive and everyone needs motivation whether extrinsic motivation or intrinsic motivation. When you come to this website, you are coming to it with the idea that it can help you to draw but a lot of people come here will think that this could be an overnight process and unless you're a prodigy, that's not the case.

 

Without any motivation, you won't practice drawing enough in order to see any real tangible results. Many people believe that if they go to certain places online or in person, that a place will somehow magically make them a better artist and, more than likely, it has the potential to make you a better artist but if you decide that you don't want to do as much then you really can't blame the place for not giving you enough to accomplish what you want to do.

 

If you were to go on different Social Media websites like Tumblr or Twitter and ask freelancing artists what keeps them going whether it be extrinsic motivation or intrinsic motivation, they're most likely tell you that it's a passion that they just can't seem to escape from.

 

Some people might not realize it but taking up a career in art is actually not a good field to go into if you expecting to get a lot of money unless you’re working with professionals or big business like Marvel and even then you still have to know the right people in order to get or go anywhere. Even legal issues with artists is a problem, since there really isn't any protection between their art and what someone could claim as being theirs or not especially if they're working for a client  that decides that they don't want to pay for something that they considered to be mediocre.

 

They don’t do it because it will bring them so much fame, but, rather, because it is something that they love doing and even if they don't get paid enough for it, they will more than likely do it because there's an intrinsic motivation behind them. This may not apply to everyone because some people might not want to become a full-time artist and some people might just want to draw certain anime characters, objects, the basics, or cartoons but to make a point, you do it because you're passionate about it not because you think it'll happen once you’ll put the pencil to paper.

 

 

 

Don't be Afraid to Draw

Ironically, some people get scared to draw. I know right I mean it's just a pen and a piece of paper, what's there to be scared of. I wanted to share this with you because before doing anything, you want to make sure there's an extrinsic motivation or intrinsic motivation and a lasting one behind wanting to draw, otherwise you'll only do this for so long until you get bored and who knows how long that'll be. If your feeling up to it then learn about the use of tools in drawing.

Most people would find drawing relaxing or a way to intrinsically pass time, I know back in school I would draw whenever I got bored or if there wasn't anything to do. I know many people take up or as a hobby. I remember back in elementary when I had a Dragon Ball Z drawing book, I could still remember some of the characters in that drawing book: Cell, Android 16, and Trunks. I'm pretty sure a lot of us would love to learn how to draw so we could impress our extrinsically friends or just show off what we could do with just a piece of paper and a pencil. I know that if I could draw any character from any anime or manga or cartoon show as a kid, right down to the last detail, I surely would be amazed and impressed with my skills. We always draw just to show off and let the world know how cool and motivated I was, and I'm pretty sure it would be the same for anyone else, but why do we want to draw. I know that drawing can seem like a cool activity to show off to your friends but no one wants to learn how to draw unless there's something in it for them either .

A lot of these ideas are pretty cool but without any motivation, you won't stick around long enough to actually put enough effort to see the lasting result. Nothing good comes from shorts or little effort. If you look at some really cool shows like Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, or Bleach, you’ll know that a lot of time goes into making any of these animes even the manga takes lots of time to see any real progress. After all, it is a business and if the shows weren't as good as a lot of people would have wanted them to be, then they wouldn't get any investments from major companies to make the shows or mangas.

Everyone has a drive and everyone needs motivation whether . When you come to this website, you are coming to it with the idea that it can help you to draw but a lot of people come here will think that this could be an overnight process and unless you're a prodigy, that's not the case.