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Talent Stamp by Pretty-Angel Talent Stamp by Pretty-Angel
THE TALENT IS A LIE! D:

Seriously, 'talent' is pretty useless without hard work.


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Random-Derp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
words of wisdom, seriously though
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know it!!!
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I think they go hand in hand. There is a such thing as talent, some people are just exceptionally well at things but you will need hard work to get better at them.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Most people who are exceptionally good at something have trained/learned a long time to get there in the first place.
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AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I tried "Hard Work" but it didn't work, am I doing something wrong.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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!"
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AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Okay, gonna try harder, hope it works.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
never give up, never surrender! :D
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AbsentMindDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
lol, hope so, I really wan't draw so very bad, but I'm Lazy, Lazy, Lazy and don't notice much improvement, I will do one of them Before and After drawing memes and see if I got better.
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LawrenceXVIII Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Talent is just... not for me to do about it. I'm all about Drawing to Improve.
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kreugerpranka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wouldn't have surpassed my brother as an artist if I didn't work for it, I still want to improve I believe in time I will.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's the spirit! :highfive:
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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...
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just keep going and don't give up! :hug:
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thanks Pretty-Angel. :)
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LittleMissWesker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone can be/become a great artist. No matter if you have talent or not.
The only difference is that a truly talented person learns things quicker & more easily than others. (in my opinion)

The most important thing about being an artist is that you put all your heart into your art.
That you work hard & try your best.

If one really wants to become as good as their idols or the pro-artists on dA, then just work very hard & you can achieve that :)
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well said! :D
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ShinyDratini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Improvements come with practise and routine. Don't give up! :D
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ShinyDratini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know but... drawing it's not my passion/hobby. I like to draw sometimes but I don't love it ;) There are so many people who love that more than me :P
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, fair enough. :D
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ShinyDratini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe sometime... I'll draw better but right now I don't have even what to draw :D
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
See, it's already starting! :iconwooooplz:
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ShinyDratini Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooo, I just add some stamps and I don't even have to do anything :P Previous arts in my gallery are old arts I drew. Some of them has about 4 years :p
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hop you dont mind if I used your. word there for some t shirt design....if you dont mind of course ><' I also believe of that words also.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's alright. :D
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kyo4kusanagi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thank you ^^. I am happy to hear that
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Struffert20 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly. No progress without hard work! :highfive:
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Struffert20 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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yefta03 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people will success without using any talent. they only using Only the Hard Work and A Faith can make everything possible.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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yefta03 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hardwork my friend,Hard work!
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! :highfive:
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yefta03 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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acemonify Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Digital Artist
My Talents: speed texting, procrastination, and sarcasm.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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barish-ki-boond Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly my point! :highfive:
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Schnuron Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I agree with some of the comments about the talent is meaningless. I found some dA's artists that they inspire me but they're not focused on being talent, in my opinion.

P.S.
This stamp made me smile when I saw wsache007's journal.
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:highfive:
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CzeladniK09 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so.. Im not alone here right ?
and You too think that 'talent' is the sum of our life experience ? or not, maybe ?

well.. yes. I agree. its not a miracle or magic or super-neuro-plasma-cosmic-eternal powerup

when i do something with passion, with time, when Im doing it enough good, then i can call it 'talent'
thank God i've found You :salute:
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.

:highfive:
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CzeladniK09 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't describe it better, My Friend ;)
We KNOW that are no barriers for all of Us

all can learn what they actually want to do
though most of people still think like in 18 century, thats sad :grump:

:manhug:
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Mi-FiVista Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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!" :P
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. :/
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"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.
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Mi-FiVista Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"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. :P
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Pretty-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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Mi-FiVista Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? This isn't an ultimatum. xD

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
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