without having any other information I'm inclined to say: yes. hard work takes time and patience and dedication. it's an ongoing process of figuring out what you can't draw and then learn how to do it right with the help of tutorials/books/etc. and then practise the hell out of that. the very point of this is to not give up and be like "well I tried but it didn't work!"
I've started to worry about how talented people think I am since late 2012. I joined DeviantArt to improve on those talents I may have, but have not expanded on. My self-esteem is still effected a little...
Yeah! I hate people with talent who says they are great artists. I have no talent so my works aren't that good. I'm not hard working type but great works are those which the artist must spend many time or just attempt.
I agree with this, but a person needs some sort of talent to put hard work on, an example, if a person is talented at playing a position in football, you have to practice being that and learn the plays and what to do on said plays, if not then talent can't get you far. Same as art, sure people are good at types of art, but you have to keep doing it to be better, I look at my stuff I did in 2011 and compare it to today, I actually see my progress.
Talent in its essence refers to the resultant total of a persons ability to perform a task using a skill. The usage of the word that I do not favour is the kind that says that a certain individual is inherently of superior ability. Sure, some people possess more talent in a particular field than another. But. Its sad, to leave it all to something so outdated such as an inborn capacity. Instead, acknowledging the effort, hard work, practice etc of the artist shows that you're appreciating what the artist did. You respect what the artist changed, worked on, toiled on; not what s/he cannot possibly change.
The problem with "talent" is that people see something like a good picture and conclude "the artist must have some special talent!" This is some really backwards reasoning. They don't see the years and years of training and practise that came before that picture was made. Most people use it in a way that it seems they think painting is a sort of magical super power when in fact it's mostly just hard work.
This Stamp is a lie! xD Talent is simply a notable/unique ability. When someone says, "You have talent." they aren't saying. "Wow, I can't believe you popped out you mama's womb being able do that!" Talent isn't a RIVAL to hard work it's the RESULT of hard work. Talent can is 100% manual, no matter what a persons philosophy is talent can only be judged if someone has something to show for it. It's 100% changeable, refinable and even despicable to however anyone sees fit. It's almost scary how happy people are from bashing on such a positive and up-building word. So if you are able to do something other people admire you have talent... I always thought that was a positive thing. :/
"Talent isn't a RIVAL to hard work it's the RESULT of hard work." If the word "talent" was exclusively used in that way I'd be agreeing with you. But I've seen way too many people use it to describe something innate, something just a few special people have thanks to their genes or -if they're one of the religious folks- that was given by God. I have very rarely heard anyone use the word in a way you describe. A very common phrase is also "Oh you're so talented! I'll never be as good as you!" which doesn't sound at all like your interpretation. They're not saying "Oh you've been working so hard and I'm lazy!" It sounds more like "Oh you're a special snowflake and I'm so ordinary!"
Yeah, being admired for your skills is a nice thing, but I'd prefer having someone say what they mean and refer to it as the result of hard work rather than something generic as "talent" which has become a very vague term. I'm not angry at or bashing anyone who's using the term but merely stating my preference.
"I've seen way too many people use it to describe something innate," Yeah, that's what I'm sayin'. xD Talent isn't really about what the origin of the ability rather it's what the ability has become; what it is. Talent exist so long as you have the ability to do it (so technically all talent is God given cuz God gave us the ability to do it, sorry for mentioning if your atheist). But actually it does sound like my interpretation, all talent is different. I don't about you but pretty much all my life I've been told "Well, keep working hard and you too can acquire this talent." Like I said before acquiring talents (innate or not) is the result of any amount of effort whether it takes you 20 years to get better or 5.
That post doesn't make any sense at all. Either you think "talent" is innate or it's something you acquire through practise and hard work. Make up your mind. Applying the term to everything basically makes it loose all meaning. General usage of the word sees talent as something innate that cannot be achieved by hard work. If you use the word differently then that is your problem. Judging by your drawings you're still a teenager and I suppose as you grow older you'll encounter more people using the word "talent" with the meaning of the general usage.
Talent is both developed and innate. You CAN acquire talents through hard work or you can have the natural ability. I said before, "Talent isn't really about what the origin of the ability rather it's what the ability has become; what it is." Doesn't matter if it's innate or not if it's an admirable ability it's considered talent. Just seems like the stamp is making out the word talent to be a synonym to "Utter Laziness" not what it actually is (literal synonyms) "Gift*, aptitude*, ability**, faculty*, genius**, capability**". :/
*Things considered Innate **Things that can be learned
If I were to say someone has talent it means they have acquired an admirable ability, because when people say that, they ARE admiring you. That's all Just saying. xD