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        07-19-2012, 10:05 PM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    Thats the biggest load of BS. I've been drawing and painting my whole life, and I still can't do any thing near as good as that boy.

    My mom has no artistic talent at all, she even makes jokes about how bad she really is. He stick figures even look bad.

    BTW The Joy Of Painting show, makes it look easier than it is.
    Some people just don't have the natural talent. Lord knows my mother certainly doesn't. My brother and I do, though we don't necessarily have the time and resources to put out piece after piece. Pretty much everything is devoted to work and family ugh.

    I am quite aware that Mr. Ross made everything look way easy. I must say though, I hadn't picked up a paint brush in years and I was able to do something equally gorgeous in comparison to his work and this child's.

    He's not a prodigy. He just has the natural talent and probably practiced his butt off. Just like I do. Just like my brother does. Just like pretty much any decent artist does.
         
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        07-19-2012, 10:13 PM
      #12
    Super Moderator
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    Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
    The paintings are lovely. However, it's not really impressive when you think about how easy painting really is (has anyone ever watched the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross? Literally anybody can do a wonderful painting).
    So, if you have been watching that show you must know a lot about painting. Feel free to post examples your work that are as good. We would happily critique it.

    I don't mean to sound rude, but am simply echoing the dismissive nature of your post that makes this kid's amazing talent sound so small.
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        07-19-2012, 10:24 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
    Some people just don't have the natural talent. Lord knows my mother certainly doesn't. My brother and I do, though we don't necessarily have the time and resources to put out piece after piece. Pretty much everything is devoted to work and family ugh.

    I am quite aware that Mr. Ross made everything look way easy. I must say though, I hadn't picked up a paint brush in years and I was able to do something equally gorgeous in comparison to his work and this child's.

    He's not a prodigy. He just has the natural talent and probably practiced his butt off. Just like I do. Just like my brother does. Just like pretty much any decent artist does.
    Oh I'm sorry I forgot that while I was still trying to stay in the lines and draw a straight line, you were out there paint works of art.

    Where ever your head is, either in the sky or in your butt, I think it's time you go find reality.

    I'm sorry but it really bugs me when some one can work so hard to have some one just smash it. I don't see you out there selling art work for $1000s
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        07-19-2012, 10:31 PM
      #14
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    Oh I'm sorry I forgot that while I was still trying to stay in the lines and draw a straight line, you were out there paint works of art.

    Where ever your head is, either in the sky or in your butt, I think it's time you go find reality.

    I'm sorry but it really bugs me when some one can work so hard to have some one just smash it. I don't see you out there selling art work for $1000s
    I didn't say I was painting masterpieces day after day and I never bashed the kid. I'm simply saying that he isn't a prodigy, he just worked hard to get where he is. It didn't fall out of the sky and land on his lap like people seem to think. My head is not up my ass, it's in reality and you are taking my words too personally and being quite rude about it. Have a nice evening :)

    And I'd just like to add that you do not know me as a person, so you can't judge anything that I am doing. I don't have to prove to you that I'm a decent artist.
         
        07-19-2012, 10:44 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
    I didn't say I was painting masterpieces day after day and I never bashed the kid. I'm simply saying that he isn't a prodigy, he just worked hard to get where he is. It didn't fall out of the sky and land on his lap like people seem to think. My head is not up my ass, it's in reality and you are taking my words too personally and being quite rude about it. Have a nice evening :)

    And I'd just like to add that you do not know me as a person, so you can't judge anything that I am doing. I don't have to prove to you that I'm a decent artist.
    "However, it's not really impressive when you think about how easy painting really is"

    How is that not bashing? You might as well say "yeah his art is nice and all, but what ever I can do that too"

    Those are your words. If it's so easy then why am I and every one else not selling art for 1000s? Please tell me, I want to know.

    Painting is really hard for a lot of people, and even with a lot of practice, they never get good at it. If this boy isn't a prodigy, then what is?
         
        07-19-2012, 11:26 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    @Allison & Sonador
    I am currently unable to post anything since my mother is keeping practically all of our belongings in the attic (we just moved...and it's 110 degrees up there). I will gladly rummage around tomorrow to try and find one of my better pencil works that I did when I was around his age though.

    I suppose I have been in the art world for so many years that nothing really surprises me anymore. I will apologize for seeming dismissive. I do think that his work is very very lovely. While the word "prodigy" is defined as a [young] person with exceptional inherent ability, I don't personally find that he fits the bill as three years is enough time to work hard and hone his natural ability - in my mind a true prodigy wouldn't need training or time, they would just do...if that makes much sense.

    It would be a shame for this to just be a stage in his life. I've known a few people who were good at particular things and just let it pass by like a phase when they could have done so much more with it. He's lucky that he can produce, display, and profit off of his talent at that age. I wasn't able to profit because people around me just weren't interested in buying art off a kid (and I grew up in a neighborhood where everyone was either elderly or stingy).


    I'm settling for using my ability in the simulation/gaming industry...if and when my part time jobs, family, and Reno aren't clogging up my schedule too much for college. Not preferred by any means, but it's something I think I'll enjoy. But that's getting off track. My basic point being, I seem to have come across quite differently than how I meant to. I do, in fact, enjoy seeing beautiful art and his most definitely does fit into that category.
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        07-19-2012, 11:39 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Reno Bay    
    @Allison & Sonador
    I am currently unable to post anything since my mother is keeping practically all of our belongings in the attic (we just moved...and it's 110 degrees up there). I will gladly rummage around tomorrow to try and find one of my better pencil works that I did when I was around his age though.

    I suppose I have been in the art world for so many years that nothing really surprises me anymore. I will apologize for seeming dismissive. I do think that his work is very very lovely. While the word "prodigy" is defined as a [young] person with exceptional inherent ability, I don't personally find that he fits the bill as three years is enough time to work hard and hone his natural ability - in my mind a true prodigy wouldn't need training or time, they would just do...if that makes much sense.

    It would be a shame for this to just be a stage in his life. I've known a few people who were good at particular things and just let it pass by like a phase when they could have done so much more with it. He's lucky that he can produce, display, and profit off of his talent at that age. I wasn't able to profit because people around me just weren't interested in buying art off a kid (and I grew up in a neighborhood where everyone was either elderly or stingy).


    I'm settling for using my ability in the simulation/gaming industry...if and when my part time jobs, family, and Reno aren't clogging up my schedule too much for college. Not preferred by any means, but it's something I think I'll enjoy. But that's getting off track. My basic point being, I seem to have come across quite differently than how I meant to. I do, in fact, enjoy seeing beautiful art and his most definitely does fit into that category.

    Thank you for clearing that up.

    I agree about hopeing he can continue this past this stage in his life, but I wonder if he will get burnt out?
         
        07-19-2012, 11:45 PM
      #18
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
    Thank you for clearing that up.

    I agree about hopeing he can continue this past this stage in his life, but I wonder if he will get burnt out?
    If you really really love doing something, you won't burn out. But that's just my opinion. Horses? For some they love it for a while, but grow out of it. Same with singing, art, and many other things. If something is truly your passion, you'll always enjoy doing it.

    Though...even if something is your passion, if people are putting too much of a demand on what you're producing, you may get tired of showing it off XD
         
        07-20-2012, 08:48 AM
      #19
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    He is a prodigy (just expressing my opinion on why I think he is one, not forcing it on anybody ) for the simple reason that "that natural instinct" is so developed for his age. Now yes he must paint a lot so that helps but still, for it to have developed so quickly on such a young brain, even with a lot of practice, is NOT something every talented child can do. His self discipline and joy of painting is also impressive! I loev to paint but I would never be able to do it almost every day, it would drive me crazy! I love painting but it drains me because I concentrate so hard.

    I have a good instinct for shapes (when drawing) and naturally I know what to do with paint when it comes to mixing colors or how to achieve the effect I want, (this without ever learning from anybody), I've always had... but when I was nine I was far from being able to achieve anything remotely close. I tried, but my artistic skills still had to develop because I couldn't grasp certain concepts yet. I am a very much a perfectionist and notice all details, yet only now could I paint something almost as good as he.

    His paintings may look simple, and yes there isn't a multitude of layering necessary to achieve what he does, but that's the point! His style is simple, but so drastically to the point that it looks real!

    But then if you look in his gallery and go to the section of his exhibition pieces for 2011, you'll see that in a span of a year suddenly he's doing work that actually requires more layering and a very good eye for color and form.

    My Work (the sunset on the beach I mean)

    The point is... He's only nine and look what he can do, imagine when he turns 40! Obviously if he was 20 people wouldn't consider him anything... probably be another starving artist... But he's ONLY 9 years old!
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        07-20-2012, 08:55 AM
      #20
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    If you really really love doing something, you won't burn out. But that's just my opinion. Horses? For some they love it for a while, but grow out of it. Same with singing, art, and many other things. If something is truly your passion, you'll always enjoy doing it.

    Very true... although painting does burn me out (not forever) just for little bits of time when I've been doing on piece for a long time.
         

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