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It all started when I was sitting in art class and I was having to color and draw a human face with all the features. And I was thinking how much I hate art and how it makes me want to fall asleep or after a few trys rip my work to shreds because of the frustration it causes me. But when I come home all I want to do is take out my warhammer and start painting. So for some strange reason I really hate art class but I love to paint and model my warhammer miniatures. It might be because of what Im painting, i dont know.
Does anyone feel the same the same way, do you hate sitting in an art class and drawing some dudes left ear but enjoy painting some little warrior in your army?
Or are you the artsie type and the painting and modelling is what got you into warhammer fantasy or 40k?
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I can identify with you strongly on this, because I suffer a similar but more generalised condition.
All during my education I excelled in the areas I was interested in, but when there was something I didn't care for I didn't do too well because I couldn't motivate myself. This continued at University and end up in me dropping out as there was too much I didn't care for - but on the other hand, I will sit and read for hours on a random subject on a whim if I find it interesting.
This may be what is happening here - you may not be against the idea of art itself, it's just the areas they want you to focus on at your school.
That's my 2 pence / 4 cents anyway!
Simply put, I think it's because you're dealing with two very different things.
First, there's the medium. Your art class is about sketching a face on a piece of paper. Your miniatures are inch-high sculptures that you are adding color to. Besides that, in your art class, you're making the artwork from scratch, so to speak; when painting a miniature, so much of the prep work has been done for you in the form of the mniiatures' parts.
Also, there's the subject matter. Your art class is focused on something right there in reality. Your miniatures, while also possibly human, are more rooted in fiction. Personally, I find that that makes the difference every time; I always hated history class, I can barely tell you any battles of the Civil War, but I'm interested enough to give you a timeline of the Damocles Crusade.
I build, I convert, I sometimes paint, and once in a while, if I'm really lucky, I might even play.
I'm an art student (animator), I love drawing, and wouldn't have started this hobby if it was artistic.
As far as learning to draw goes, you won't learn a damn thing in almost any art class you go to, just because it's taking a fun hobby and turning it into work.
Or, to put it another way, it's not art you hate, it's the boring uncreative exercises in art classes that you hate. Drawing someone's ear sounds like a really dull and annoying thing to do.
Just randomly google about how to draw faces, with step-by-step guides etc and you'll end up with something that you're a lot happier with... and you're doing it at home as well, so there isn't any pressure not to screw up since no-one else sees it.
Instead of drawing some stupid ear, have a go at drawing something from 40k that you like.. art stops being fun as soon as people start telling you what to do.
Motivation has everything to do with it. In class and out.
About painting and art class... In your case I'd have to say: hypocrisy! No not really but zuke has your reason.
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While I don't hate art, I have no talent or motivation for anything like it outside of miniatures.