- This is the first time I have ever posted an animated GIF
- I never watched Bob Ross's show, but I like what he's saying here. And frankly I think you should listen to a guy who has the confidence to paint landscapes with his shirt unbuttoned and his hair in an afro.
Since entering art school, and watching some students flourish and others flounder, I've thought a lot about what talent is and if it exists. Illustrator Gregory Manchess wrote that "talent is a myth" and hard work is everything.
I'm inclined to respectfully disagree, though. Two years of observing my classmates has led me to believe that talent exists, because I have met a few students who work hard but make little improvement in their skills. It's kind of sad to say, but I think it's true. Of course I believe in the importance of hard work, passion and practice, but it seems like people reap the rewards of hard work at different rates. Does that make sense?
What do you guys think?