A question I’ve asked myself a lot lately.
I am in the process of putting together a website of my art on my new website. We’re not exactly sure where it wants to go yet. Maybe I’ll just try posting some links on our own website or my own private Facebook group. Whatever works.
The reason I ask is that I still feel that people tend to confuse the word “talent” and the word “talent.” Maybe it’s just my laziness, but for me the word “talent” just seems more loaded. On top of that, the concept of learning, learning to draw, learning technique, learning to paint, learning how to use my voice, etc.. all get very bogged down with those two words. But the truth is, they’ve been used to great effect. They do exist. Not every art medium has “talent” written all over it. Art is an expression of creativity, but there are many skills that require talent, or at least a high level of skill.
It would be far too limiting just to say there’s something special about each art form. But in my mind, the best ones have the best of both worlds. They’re beautiful to look at but they’re also able to express a wide range of things. There’s a place for “talent” because there are a lot of different kinds of talent involved in creating a masterpiece. Art is often described as “fine art” for a reason.
It wouldn’t be right to describe them all, but that’s really what it comes down to. Most art forms are built around the same few things. The same fundamental physical and mental mechanics are required in the creation of many of the greatest art works out there. Even the most well-known artists, from the great masters to more recent ones, have something similar happening to them as they create.
One of the best examples of this is painting. If you look at an image like the one at the top, you’ll see that each part of the shape represents a character, a character’s facial features, body shape, and so on as they’re depicted. The painting itself doesn’t change, but that character in front of you isn’t going to be the same person in that same pose next time he, she, etc., is depicted. Or, at least, that’s how it usually goes.
But sometimes there’s no real character. Sometimes there’s this amazing line drawn inside the picture that becomes