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Does talent exist?

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 3:37 PM


I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:

Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?

Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is Laszlo Polgar and his 3 worl class chess playing daughters are  Susan Polgar  Sofia Polgar  Judith Polgar   Judith is said to be the strongest female chess player in history. The title grandmaster is given to the best of the best chess players in the world, and they all earned that title.  

Now, how did this happen? Do you think it's a coincidence they all became grandmasters, and they were born prodigies? What a coincidence that would be. 

Then why do some people become better faster and others don't.

There are more reasons for this.

1.)  Deliberate practice. What is that you might ask? Deliberate practice is designed to specifically improve performance. So let me make an example for you to understand better. There are 2 artists, they both draw stick figures. They both want to be able to draw super complex CG artwork. And one of them the next day draws yet another stick figure. And the next day, the same. The other one stops drawing stick figures and starts trying to draw  a super aweesome CG drawing trying as hard as he can to mimic how a CG drawing looks like. He will have a very poor imitation of a CG drawing at first. But the next day, that poor imitation will look better, and the next day better. In a year, he will be able to draw what he'ss ben practicing every day to draw. While the other one, will become an expert in stick figures. This is not a joke on artists who draw stick figures. I myself drew stick figures when i first started art. But have you noticed that even though everyone says they want to improve, if you go to most galleries you'll see they draw the same thing over and over? They wish to some day draw like <insert favorite artist> but they never actually try to do it. They don't deliberatelly go and say, well what does this artist do in these drawings anyway that they're so great? Don't think, maybe in a few years, i'll be able to start trying to maybe draw like this. Start now, take your favorite artist, analize what the elements are in their usual drawing, and draw one of your own. Even if you drew stick figures all this time,l dare you to draw all of a sudden, a dynamic pose, full background, details, with multiple characters ETC. It doesn't matter that it won't look like how you imagine it, in fact, it most likely WILL look like shit. Expect that before you even start. But try to make it look as un-shitty as possible. The point is to not get into a comfortable place where you draw the same thing over and over again. 

Don't get me wrong, you can become an amazing artist even if you take it the slow without pushing yourself. In fact very few artists push themselves to the extreme, because they started drawing really early in life and put in the hours way before everyone else.


2.) Put in the hours! Another guy said that to master any skill, it requires 10.000 hours of work. He made a study on music university students. And interviewed them. Music also is said to be this elusive talent only thing. Well he discovered that the best players were the ones who studied more every day. And among the best of the best students who studied many hours AND the same number of hours every day, he discovered that the better student (who played better and had better grades) was the one who had studdied more hours per day in his past. So if there are 2 artists who both work their asses off, at the same time, the one who drew more in the past, will be better at it. But both the ones who work a lot every day, will be better than the ones who study less. So it's not about talent who gives the best guy and extra edge, it's that in the past, he put in more hours. 

Think of the implications.

If you never drew a line in your life, you are 10.000 hours or so away from becoming a master in art.

But chances are you did draw in the past. So look on the bright side, you're closer than that. Now all you need to do is put in those hours. :) Make a calculation for yourself. Maybe in the past, you only got to draw for 2.000 hours (even that is a lot), well now you need to put in 8.000 more hours, say you are willing to give art 2 hours of your day that's 14 hours per week, that's 730 hours per year. So if you keep this up every day (every single day) you'll be a master in 10 years. But then there are days you're sick, there are hollydays, Christmass, let's add another year there to make ti realistic. You'll be a master in 11 years :D
Yes, it's a lot, i know it's not easy. But everyone would be a master if it would be easier :) 

Want faster results? Don't skip days,  and put in more hours per day. 
I made  this poll  where i asked what are everyone's first drawing they ever made, and guess what, no one drew Mona Lisa. What a surprise. 

What is your number? In how many years can you become a master? What age will you be when that will happen? Envision it :D Dude, it will be 2020  when i'll become a master! make your own calculation and see if that will motivate you more not to give up on art. Or to stop thinking you're unlucky because you weren't born with this elusive thing called 'talent'. :iconbonklers:



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*disclaimer, i am not saying I am a master, not yet, but i do put in 8 hours daily so i think i'm getting there :)

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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm beginning to wonder what your definition of "talent" is.
Generally speaking, at least in my experience, talent is the capacity to do something well. Is it inherent? (Most likely your definition is what I consider INHERENT talent) It doesn't have to be. You can learn talent. You can practice and gain talent. I used to be bad at writing, I practiced and gained talent. My sister used to not know how to hold a violin, then she practiced and now she's in a youth orchestra. Talent comes in many forms but it is, quite definitely, real.
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beatsurisu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Really interesting your opinion, I've always thought that everyone has their skill and talent, but only a few try to improve them...

**Sorry for my poor english
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youmusi22 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Talent is exist. but talent without hardwork = 0
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MythsFlight Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Digital Artist
I agree, but at the same time I think there is more to it than that. For me talent stems from someone having an interest and desire to spend time doing something.
Weather it comes in the form the encouragement of others or your own way of thinking. There are many other things that can push us to do something as well.
But more often than not what I see people value as a talent are the things they enjoy doing more so than the things they are just able to do after some time.
Like an emotional link to their accomplishments and those they wish to achieve.
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MorriganBlue Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
To some extent, I agree. If you work hard, you WILL get there. But I believe it is more complicated than this, so to speak, there are people who get there faster because they have some traits. And I believe the most important of it is creativity. Because you aren't using creativity just to let's say... set up a background composition or create a design. You also use it to create a technique, to come up with solutions for fixing some mistakes or anything. And I feel like talent is not a specific thing, it's a term that defines a broad spectrum of traits that help you be the awesome artist you are. 
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nancyju Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
what do think of creativity?
i believe if you practise something, i'll learn the technique.
but, i don't think i'm creative enough and not sure if i should make art my career
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Hm, after reading your article I can agree at an individual level. I have to admit that I thought once start drawing but I'm already on a career that I couldn't divert resources to draw seriously. It's just because when I read about the 10,000 hour story, I think in Statistic terms: the correct is that a person turns into a master after 10,000 hours of practice in average. Which means, if we consider that the population has a normal distribution (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_d… ) which means that most people will take 10,000 hours, but there are people who will take 9,900 hours or 10,100 hours, but those are less common. What makes a person need 9,900 hours instead of 10,000? So much things, but theory treats it as random.

Again, I'm talking by another perspective, a purely statistical one - in the aggregate there will be people who can become masters in less time but, again, I don't think it's relevant for a simple reason: what kind of artist is documenting all hours spending practicing? I mean, an artist will simply practice, even if he or she has a schedule, can you imagine someone, with a chronometer moments away from reaching the 10,000th hour saying "Now I am a master"?

Granted, when we include more actors like employers, some things change; they would pay a good amount to discover people that can become masters in 9,900 hours because it saves 100 hours of investment for them. Again, talent may not be the rightest word, affinity might be a better one, but, again, it may be true in the aggregate but individually it's not relevant because you have to practice a lot yet.
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Kites1224 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
But is it really possible for one to become so good that its impossible to get any better?
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Kites1224 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
IT SO TRUE.
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And that's hitting the nail on the head. No matter what your discipline, be it painting, writing or sports, the same advice would definitely apply.
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o-Enide-o Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Well, I think the contrary, all can learn to draw well or sing or something else but it can't be denied that someone has something more that truly remains into people mind. In my opinion, to have an excellent tecnique it's not enough to be considered a great artist. The works will always lack of something.Only some people can produce sublime works since all we have personal inclination. I can do many different examples.
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Patrucca Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Oddly enough, I just figured this up before reading this journal... It will take me 5 years at 5 hours a day to master art. :)

-P.A.
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cocoaberi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Your talent is a gift from God and what you do with it, is your gift to God."

My 8th grade art teacher had this quote (sorry it is not an exact quote that was so many years ago) over her chalk board.  I was considered a decent artist in grade school.  Two of my friends were artists too.  One used classic techniques and the other one used a totally free style that was all her own.   They were both great and very different( I never compare one artist to another).  The guy with the technique intended to make a career of it, the free style friend did it as a past time.  So they had different reasons and motives for what they did which dictated how much time they would invest in their art.   My friend with the technique or formula for drawing did not have what some folks use to call a , "Gift" for art but his skills and desire to be an artist more than made up for that.  My other friend with the free style who did have this so called, "Gift" for drawing had no desire to pursue it and art became like grade/high school and fell away to one of the many things she "use to do",  in the past.

So yes their is Talent and their is Skill but I believe it is the Passion that makes one a better artists.  I will say this one other thing....I never compare artists...how can I?  We are all unique and one man's stick man is another man's masterpiece.  Art is like beauty---it is in the eye/mind of the beholder.  When I say a "Better Artist" I mean that a person has brought their skills/talent to a new level.

I enjoyed reading this post and so many of the replies here....it seems every one is talented at DA!
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Chiharo12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like your take on the subject, and must say I agree with you fully. =)
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cocoaberi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!:) (Smile) 
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Twizzler787 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never pictured talent as being a magical thing that makes you learn quicker a certain subject. I always thought of talent as something you gain. For example, if you draw every day for a year something more and more complex, chances are you'll be much better than when you started. When you started you had .1% talent. After the year, you probably have around 15 or 20%, or whatever. I always thought of myself having a little Talent Cup that is slowly being filled up depending on how much I practice. It goes that way for everything--singing, dancing, drawing, playing sports, writing, taking photos...anything, really. Even something that's not very common or "useful", like being able to blow milk out of your nose or move your eyebrow a certain way.
The definition of talent that I found on Google, however, is "natural aptitude or skill." So I suppose I've been thinking about it all wrong. I think about a lot of things (like luck) in that way--wrong, but honestly making more sense. [I never thought luck was something some people had more of; I just thought of it as a rare occurance when something happened and it probably wouldn't have.]
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Haru91 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not everything came from talent.
I'm not good at the beginning when I draw. More like scribbles.
Now, people look at me as talented people when I can draw properly.

I don't know really the people's mentality.
Some people can describe the idea into drawing directly and perfectly in one try, fine way.
Some people cannot or i should say unable to describe idea into drawing in fine way.

Begin from low.
with knowledge and practice, passion,
Rise to the skies.

Going to be the best.
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aidanclearyart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, thanks for putting this up. I love looking at this sort of stuff and its a good way to talk about growth and going beyond your limits; all of which are needed when you want to become a great artist.

Really appreciate this :happybounce: 
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reddragon122 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe in talent. I play two instruments (violin and tuba), my parents (ok, my mom) didn't I could handle two instruments. Not only did I manage to juggle the two, I excelled in both. I don't get anywhere near enough practice as I should (I blame laziness), but I'm at the same level as the rest of my classmates. I also learn new music faster then the other kids (Teacher review).
My little sister has been drawing as long as I have, but her style has never changed. The ability to rejust your style applies to talent just as much as quality (in my opinion).
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Chiharo12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I do believe talent exists. And, I also believe you're taking that definition waaaaaaaaaay too literally.

That thing about the girls becoming exceedingly good at chess- it is possible that they were all born prodigies. How do I know? My brother, sister, and I were all born with artistic talents, as we were all always able to draw better than the kids of our age group. As we got older and worked on these abilities, we became amazing artists- I in anime, my sister in cartoonish backgrounds, and my brother in dragons.

Allow me to tell a little bit more about myself. Not only am I a fantastic visual artist, but I also have a talent for singing, and writing. I was born with the natural ability to mimic the sounds of instruments and voices, and, as I worked on it, I taught myself to sing and am able to sing just about anything. The same thing with my writing and drawing, I taught myself everything I know. If that isn't talent, then you're more ignorant than I thought.

Everyone is born with a talent, but it is up to us to realize that talent and work on it. If not, then you may as well consider your talent a waste.

Also, may I ask what you consider a master? If you mean your art is practically perfect, I beg to differ, as there is no such thing as perfect in our world. M'kay?
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Twizzler787 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, in those circumstances, I think it's just your body shape and how your brain works differently from other people--apparantly, your brain [and possibly body] were designed in a way that made you excel in art, singing, and writing. If that's what talent is, then I believe in talent as well.
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Yanialch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a very interesting and motivational article! Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us! Hug 
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MSzilvi95 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe that talent exists, I believe, that people who are "talented" as a child, they just found what they like to do, what is the thing, in what they want to put more energy. For example sport. I'm not good in sport, because I had only bad experience when I was a child. But I know I could be good if I do more sport, and practice more. But my brother really enjoyed football when he was little, and in the 1th class he could run faster than my classmates in the 4th class.
In art somebody can be talented in portraits for example, copying from photos is not very hard to learn. I have more portraits which aren't ready, but I will be bored when I do it, and I didn't finish them. For me it's more challenging if I do fullbodys, think about the anatomy, the pose, and how can I draw a character in a way, that really fits him/her. But if somebody is great in drawings portraits, maybe this artist couldn't make a fullbody from imagiantion, or absolutely don't understands the anatomy.
I think it depends on the person how many years he/she need to being a master, but I would say about 5-6 years if somebody takes it seriously. But I don't think there is a real upper limit to being a master, because we can always find something to improve. I think the thing what really helps to be better, that we need to know our strengths and our weaknesses, mistakes. And if we criticize great ourselves, we will feel if we can do something enough good (for example drawing sky, drawing eyes), but we will always see the possibilities too, what we can do later in the future.

And... as a Hungarian, I hear very much about the Polgár family and I'm really proud of them. My Hungarian teacher was their chess teacher too. :D
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OndineBernard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
according to this, im already half way lol, although I dont look it XD. I do about 4-9 hours of art (per day) and ive been drawing (these amounts of hours) for about 4 years.
im kinda what you can an extreme artist, like I cant stop drawing XD.
but I do believe that some talent exists, like I didn't have any problems with realistic paining the first time I tried, but that was probably because I had a reference. XD
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xxsashkaxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
how come a person that doesnt draw at all rarely ever drew something in his/her life can do a better drawing than a person that has been working hard on drawing for some a bit short time? :I
i honestly believe that talent does exist but its almost unnoticeable compared to practicing
people look at things differently and even analyze it differently but if both people have the same goal one of them can improve faster than the other even though they spent the same amount of time drawing because one of them understood how to improve on their art before the other person did
simply...the way of thinking towards certain things are better than the way of thinking that others have which makes them different and "talented"
for example not many people can see differences between certain colors so they dont notice that the color that they want to achieve is different than what they did and in the end they simply cant notice on why they cant make it the same color as they want because they cant spot the difference and yet it seems to them to be different xD (i hope you understood what im trying to say xD) the same can go for lines and any other thing
while a person that can clearly see differences can nail it at first try because they see what the first person didnt which makes them a bit more "talented" for coloring
i know that because there were plenty of examples in my life about the color thing xD my friends and i did multiple experiments with that because we kept seeing different colors than the actual color and even did some tests to determine on who can spot different colors better some had a perfect score and some did horribly 
also you can refuse to believe in the word talent but thats just a way of saying that some people that can handle certain things better than others which make them "talented" for this and that
i hope i helped out in any way about this topic ^-^''
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Manga-Dreamz1117 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Artist
My opinion is talent exsists because people are all made differently, therefore their brain and muscles function differently, some people may have more knowledge or capability because of how much each part of their brain has. This is my opinion, you don't have to agree if you don't want too.
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!!
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Werdelke Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Ooh, I would love if my friends understood this. :) Fav!!
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Jane-Doe-xx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't believe in talent, I believe in practice makes perfect. Anyone can draw, or cook or write, whether they have the drive within themselves to try, try, try again is a different matter. I think what you need to be good at something, is a passion for something.

I'm passionate for art so I constantly push myself to get better, always knowing I'll never be the best. Whereas my sister is passionate about art but always finds the flaws and gave up because she thought shed never be good enough.
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0-Eos-0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I have a short time to be a really good artist, I want to be a master in before I turn 21. :D
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Alislinn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't say that talent exist, but I can say for sure some people have more 'ability' to do something particular than others

At high school I had some psychology classes, and I've learnt some things
Humans are the combination of 2 factors: innate behavior and learned behavior.
Innate behavior are the ones that we obtain from our parents as a human beings. They are the instincts and reflexes, we know what's 'cold' or what's 'warm', that fire can hurt us, etc
Learned behaviors are the ones that we learn through our lives, in our environment, school, family, culture, experiences. 
It's not the same if you are born in china than if you are born in the USA. You begin to learn things and values that the school or the families of the respective countries think are the best or more important. So you begin to develop different habits and you are better at something or another. (((Although thanks/because of the globalization uncommon things have become more common or I dunno how to say it in english orz, hope you understand what I mean xD and omg I almost forgot, the INTERNET!! it can be super scary)))
To summarize, your surroundings are key factor to develop your abilities. 
I wouldn't ever have know about digital art, about tablets or DA if I hadn't met the friend that transferred to my class in the last year of secondary school. I owe her a lot, she introduced to me to this beautiful world.

you have to see things, to know things to be able to do something

I had a friend at school. She always worked and studied a lot but she failed very often the exams. why? why is it? She studied the same or even more than most of the people that passed the exam. 
There are people that have to try harder than others but that doesn't mean they are unable to do it. As you said, everyone have to try their best, and practice and look for reference. The things you want aren't easy to get, because you know things, you know about it and you know how that thing can be perfect (for example the art you admire). Thats why these things are more difficult to get than the things you don't care.
We are aiming for something hard to get, we seek for our perfectiooonnnn muahahahahahahahhaah I should get some sleep
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frankman1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
The ones who do better are the most passionate. You can put 2 hours of your everyday into painting but you wont manage to reach your expectations maybe because you don't have the right mindset. Everyone learns differently and at different passes and there are many things that influence that but yet i don't believe in "talent" if anything, it's an everyday excuse to not try something new, to no challenge yourself, to not go to new places.
It seriously get's on my nerves when people go "i'm terrible at art, i can barely make a stick figure" Well, get at it then, if you really want to be good at it.
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oshirockingham Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
here's my opinion.
talent is exist, and i think talent has connectivity with the IQ, but it is nothing but an early interest in any art or any kind of activity and it's natural.
talent can't make someone create a master piece, but hard work and passion can.
talent can make someone that has talent at, learning somehing without being pushed by anything. so the conclusion is, it is exist, but not a big thing. :)
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
There is such a thing as apptatude. This is the gaining of skills faster then others. There are people who no matter how much they pratice will never play the piano like the Motzart or Beethoven. It is not just a matter of pratice, it's passion, and oppurnity as well.

If it was only a matter of pratice, there would not be the kids who barely pass tests despite studying for hours and hours, and the kids who get straight A's without trying.  Just like my sister only needed to pratice scales for 15 minutes to get the same results as I got for praticing for an hour and a half.

Talent is just apptatude, and everyone has things they are more naturally good at then others.  Saying there is no such thing is ignoring that some folks will learn faster then others. Sometimes you just gotta work harder then everyone else to get the same result.
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KattoTang Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This, pretty much.  You can have a natural aptitude for something so that something can come easier to you than to others...but even with aptitude, practice will undoubtedly make you better than if you hadn't practiced at all.
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valdoror Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
the most important thing to be able to practice anything you want , is to trust youself , if you don't , even génius will stay un known . ( and i know what i m talking about ;)
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valdoror Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i don't read and understand english  nicely but i can answer the question that talent is just a way for somme people to get power on other people . in fact every one can do every thing without having learn it , just by work ,wanting , needing  love and selftrust .  
this is a question of were and how you born and been éducated , of many things you can't control .
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Book-Box Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My mo signed me up for an art class. I drew a lake and two sailboats. Pretty good for seven years old. I quit that teacher. Looking now at the students who stayed with her, their art is pretty good, but the thing is, she spoon feeds them. She mixes the colors for them, tells them where to shade, etc. so, when they draw without her help, the pictures aren't very good. With my new teacher, I improved a lot more. She gives us drawing that she drew and tells us to copy it. Every once in a while she will give us a theme to interpret, and she doesn't help us in the process. I think that if someone spoon feeds you the whole way, you won't improve, because you rely too much on them
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Judaszuechtung Featured By Owner Edited Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In my view for sure you can learn very hard and long and in result become great. If it is ya passion it still takes long, but what you love isn´t that hard and can´t take long enough. But talent is totally diffrent , it´s where that what should takes long does only happen. OK sounds fictional, but it´s have some extrem exambles in poeple ,who just do things, that a normal man is unable to learn, they are called :" SAVANTS".
I picked one examble for better understanding and to be straight: you all won´t be able to do, what this man do, even if you would learn for 100 years.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=95L-zm…
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Kairi-rin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this...! helps me a lot, thanks *^* I know I use to draw always the same things, but because I like how they come out, while other things like old-mid aged people look horrible! so I try drawing something that makes me proud (?)  immidetaly, but I'll try to change, because I love drawing and I want to become a master at it!!!

It's really true the thing about practice anyway! people says I'm very good at coloring, but when I started using watercolors (3 years ago maybe...) I was really terrible! but then, that Summer, I used only watercolors to color, and I am arrived this far, I'm not a master at coloring at all, but most people envy me because I can use traditional tool, but I didn't do anything but practicing! I always try to convince people to start using traditional tools, but each time they say they can't use them, that's just because they didn't even try! sooo I hope that people, and myself, will  try something new after having red this ^^
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i wasn't talking about that, i was talking about artists that want to draw like Sakimichan (who draws semi realistic people) and all you see in their gallery are dogs, or spongebob, etc, in any case, no attempt of trying to draw humans ^^
i hope people stop beating around the bush and start drawing what they really want to. :D
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Anti-Samantha Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. 
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MistyQue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
avand in vedere ca am intalnit persoane cu adevarat talentate, pot spune ca exista talent inascut.

comparativ cu mine, care am muncit ani de zile sa ma perfectionez si sa imi imbunatates c stilul, e cam greu de acceptat.

dar sa vezi o fetita de 3 ani in actiune, sa picteze adevarate peisaje si portrete din imaginile pe care le vede in imaginatia ei (in cap) e putin deprimant.

nu zic ca cei care muncesc ani de zile nu au talent, din contra

dar este total diferit. si la o alta scara.

dar, presuspun ca depinde de parerea fiecarei persoane,la o adica. everyone is free to believe in what they want.

i was honored enough to see it for myself. and it's more than amazing, more than i can express in words. i just stood there, watching like a two year old, crying. because  i was feeling somany emotions at the same time. jealousy, amazement, awe, pain, and i just couldn't look away.
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qwibes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Writer
You have some very protective fans ;)
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
what do you mean?
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qwibes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Writer
The 'argument'I had with you got continued by others commenting on me, lol
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
where is it?
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qwibes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Writer
Somewhere at the beginning.
One actually responded genuinely interested, another as if I've said something offensive. Did my attitude come across as offensive to you? (asking because I didn't mean to)
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes actually it did. I wish everyone would say their opinions in a civil manner. Throwing insults will only brew hostility. Even insinuating that the other person is more stupid for thinking something will not get your point of view across better. 
The person you chatted with is not even my fan, but you are. I hope you continue to be my fan and don't take this the wrong way. 
Thanks for bringing this to my attention even if the result probably isn't what you wanted. I don't monitor every activity on my journals, so much slips from under my radar ^^ i wouldn't want to have comment wars and not know about it. 
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qwibes Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Writer
I meant the comment she first responded to, the one I didn't direct at anyone but you, did you find that one offensive?
And when I look back, I don't see me insulting anyone, I think you both must've misread me. I am not calling anyone stupid, I didn't even call anyone ignorant. I simply stated I think it's ignorant to just assume you know what everyone thinks, which you apparently do when you start to talk about percentages. 

I'm not a fan ether, just some inactive watcher that used to be a more interested one. This journal just caught my attention. 
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