#1 05-06-2010 10:19 pm

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Why you should keep trying.

This is a thread that was started back in 2002 by a then-22 year old guy.  http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870

Go check out the first couple of pages.  Or if you don't have time, at least take a look at his sketches and paintings:

http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90545&d=1171112935
http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90544&d=1171112926
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90542&d=1171112874
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90144&d=1171043239


If you have a few hours to spend, I highly recommend reading through the entire thread in order, especially his posts.

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#2 05-06-2010 10:23 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Still from 2002: 

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92120&stc=1&d=1171377195
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92118&d=1171377139

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#3 05-06-2010 10:27 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2003:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92326&d=1171382193
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92462&d=1171385000
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92478&d=1171385290

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#4 05-06-2010 10:31 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2004:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=93815&d=1171545838
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=93827&d=1171546053
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=93799&stc=1&d=1171545385

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#5 05-06-2010 10:35 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2005:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94151&d=1171551622
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94153&d=1171551675
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94192&stc=1&d=1171552088

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#6 05-06-2010 10:38 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2006:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94249&stc=1&d=1171552852
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94255&d=1171553033
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=94272&stc=1&d=1171553444

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#7 05-06-2010 10:40 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2007:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=191750&d=1188049148
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217002&d=1192157043
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=225713&d=1193412033

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#8 05-06-2010 10:42 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

2009:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=605922&d=1235840777
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=605925&d=1235840848
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=670106&d=1242226924

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#9 05-06-2010 10:43 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

And what he's working on now:

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=922355&d=1267819007

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#10 05-06-2010 10:45 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

So yeah.  Don't give up.  smile

Here's the thread again, if you want to read it all in real-time:  http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=870

And here's his website:  http://www.jonathanhardesty.com/

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#11 05-07-2010 1:57 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Wow, that's really encouraging!
Great post smile


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#12 05-07-2010 2:46 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Wow!! This is definition of inspiration smile


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#13 05-07-2010 5:15 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Really inspiring......Tkz for the post smile


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#14 05-07-2010 8:27 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Awesome stuff, the guys capturing intangibles in his figure work now that I would be lucky to replicate.

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#15 05-07-2010 8:51 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

really amazing !

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#16 05-07-2010 6:29 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

This is an amazingly inspirational post. Thanks Aja.

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#17 05-08-2010 8:12 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

If anyone ever needed proof that "talent" isn't a factor in learning to create imagery, this is it.  Time, practice, and desire are what most people call "talent."  Very inspirational!

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#18 05-09-2010 9:43 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

paulnaas wrote:

Time, practice, and desire are what most people call "talent."

I really like that quote! Did you write it yourself or borrow it from someone else?

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#19 05-10-2010 1:38 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

shopkeeper wrote:

paulnaas wrote:

Time, practice, and desire are what most people call "talent."

I really like that quote! Did you write it yourself or borrow it from someone else?

Thanks.  That's all me - I've been saying it for years to anyone who will listen.

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#20 05-11-2010 3:37 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Very encouraging thread, i shall share!

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#21 05-20-2010 1:15 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Thanks Aja. My students will love this thread. Initially it will look like homework. But then they will love it! smile

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#22 05-20-2010 1:26 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

paulnaas wrote:

shopkeeper wrote:

paulnaas wrote:

Time, practice, and desire are what most people call "talent."

I really like that quote! Did you write it yourself or borrow it from someone else?

Thanks.  That's all me - I've been saying it for years to anyone who will listen.

Hey Paul that quote is gold. I plan to use it (with attribution). I've always been keen to describe to my students the difference and substance of the words "skills" and "talent". In every class we practice and develop skills. As those skills are personalised and form the individual animator's creative process, the resultant work is what people see as the manifestation of talent.  I definitely like the way you put it better. smile

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#23 05-23-2010 12:26 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Very inspiring!

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#24 05-23-2010 12:30 pm

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Great motivating post

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#25 05-25-2010 11:58 am

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Re: Why you should keep trying.

Wow. What a development. In 2006 something happened inside his head!

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