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MindlessKate Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful gallery! Amazing! It looks like a dream!
DanielPillaArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Fantastic gallery!
Xx-Rinalitta-xX Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you capture the emotion of an environment in your scenery artwork.
You've got an awesome gallery, keep up the good work ^^
Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm tempted to ask you how you manage to create such beautiful sceneries, but I already know that the answer is: talent.
GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey. What do you see as the definition for talent? Something you are born with or something that makes you learn things more quickly?(Within a specific area). Lets say I have a talent for painting. Now when I started I was as bad as anyone else. Though I've seen myself evolve more quickly than others with the same amount of training, if not more. So is this because of a "talent" that I possess or might it be because of something else? I've been cramping this thought for a while and your comement just brougt it back up. Nice too get it out. Now if this only was a very nice way of giving me a compliment, I'm just going to thank you and start crawling around in all the sweetnes that was in it. Thanks.
Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was a semi-idle comment, meant to be a compliment with a small tang of envy, I must admit. But now that you bring the subject to closer attention... I can't help giving an extra thought myself.

Talent is by definition innate, but that comes from a very old assumption that some is born artists and others aren't. To use an already abused word, it's a matter of genius. However I flatly disagree with this assumption. That would imply that it is a sort of gene not everyone is born with, like, say, blue eyes. But it's not ereditary, that is for sure. I don't know how it is for you, but I'm the only artist in my family. So it can't be a gene. But our genes define everything that is innate in us. All the rest is life experience.
I think it is a combination of the creativity, which is innate in the entire human species, and being raised to cultivate it and love it. I was hearing an extremely insightful conference on TED on how our school system, which in its principles is global, educates us out of creativity through the fear of failure that it instill in everyone of us. And not being afraid of failing is an important element of cultivating creativity. [link] This is the link to the talk.
So you and me were lucky enough to maintain our creativity where other children didn't. Every child loves to draw. But then how many keep drawing for their entire lives?
But that's only part of the explanation. It does not explain why some draw better than others.
There enter all the possible variables of life. Why am I not as good as, say, Terry Dodson at drawing comics? Well for example, I never studied art. I studied languages. Then Six months ago I was unemployed. And decided to use that love for drawing and turn it into a job. With a disadvantage: lack of any formal training in it.
Now I have a capacity at improving what takes my interest through not being afraid of failing, seeing what's wrong in something I do and learning not to repeat the same mistake next time I draw again.
There is a coexistence of several factors.
Why are you better than the other people witht he same amount of training, then? Perhaps you can see your errors better than them and correct them. Maybe even your eyesight plays a role.
Back to the question.
What is talent then? In my opinion it is a series of factors that are banalized through that word. So I shouldn't be using it myself. I think that there's very little innate. Sure, genes play their part in making us smart or with good eyesight. But then creativity is the key and that we all have. And it's true, I think we're educated out of it, I agree with that TED speech. But I was lucky not to. Some other people had my same luck. Then I, like you, cultivated my way of expressing my creativity, in my own peculiar, personal fashion. The series of choice I made led me to where I am now, and therefore it's this entire process that should be considered 'talent'. But it's easier to banalize it and think that it's a gift with which some are born and some aren't.

Sorry, long speech, I hope I didn't bore you...
And you're welcome. I love your art.
GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem it was nice seeing you taking interest. And we think quite alike. Not really any set oppinions from my part. I don't know if I'm to outrule the possibility of a born talent or not. But I think experience plays the biggest part.
Now if you take for example Mozart. Now he had talent, that's the only way I can explain his ability. So, was his ability innate or an mutation. Sure his father was an musician so in some way it could've been innate but in general I think Mozart was an mutation. And maybe we all are mutations in some way but not as extreme as people such as Mozart.
Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, perhaps the disposition towards creativity is part of our genetic legacy, and in some it's more accentuated than in others. Or it comes with unbalances, like with many autistic people, or the 'idiot savants', which lack the capacity of interacting and comprehending other people, but have tremendous competence when it comes to a limited field.
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You do have a somptuous gallery, your style is fabulous and such a great attention to details :faint:
Shuty9 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Nice work Gabriel! Your environments have a really great atmosphere. Keep it up!
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