What Makes You Special
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《艺术 | 成才的动力是？》
Recently, there’s an article go viral, saying that As for Man, the Primary Impetus for Being Talented Come From Picking Up Hot Chicks, which’s a family motto written by someone to parent her kid. The mother is in a good deed, however, she seems to miss one thing, I think. The parental instruction may lead to a misunderstanding for the kids, which could probably let children end up chasing the skirt to unlock the supreme achievements in their lives. And that could allow a man to disrespect woman, to trifle with his relationships, to be less responsive. Love, a word you have to account for, is always patient and kind. How could someone be a mess with such casual? The woman, a word you have to take your hat off to, is always to be treated with respect and care. How could someone uses this phrase “Pick Up Hot Chicks”?
Meanwhile, there’s no first impetus or second one to be a talented person. Being talented could be gained in many ways, even be acquired from environmental factors, like social-cultural. To nurture the talent, we usually do more of what makes us happy. We don’t need an intention, only have to enjoy the process of pursuing our dreams, to do everything that we think is worth fighting for. As the time comes right, you will be a talented person before you know it.
And that’s why I’m always following my motto: do more of what makes me happy…
Right now, I’ll offer you a true story on how to be a talented person.
There’s a young Nigerian artist whose works often leave people scratching their heads and asking themselves if they’re looking at a pencil drawing or a black and white photograph. His name is Arinze Stanley, a hyper-realism professional.
Arinze’s interest in art, and drawing in particular, was sparked at a young age, primarily by the fact that he was always surrounded by paper. His family ran a paper company, so he would often kill time by grabbing a piece of paper and trying his hand at drawing. But he only started exploring hyper-realism in 2012 and became a professional artist a year later. He has never taken any professional art classes and claims that the level of detail he is able to produce is solely the result of years of practice. Looking at his fantastic artworks, it’s safe to say that he has come a long way in very little time.
“I’ve got a slogan I work with and that’s ‘Practice, Patience, and Persistence’,” Arinze Stanley said in an interview. “They have actually guided me throughout the years and still guiding me till now. Constant practice, I think, made me better at what I do but It would not have been possible without persistence and patience, as I take over 200 hours to complete a drawing and I only have time to work during the night due to my busy schedule at work during the day.”
However, it’s not just drawing that he puts a great deal of time into. According to AllAfrica, “when he’s drawing hair in a portrait, he studies the kind of hair he’s using as reference, the volume of hair, the size of the strands of hair depending on the kind of hair,” in order to come up with the best way to replicate it on paper.
Arinze says that he takes inspiration for his artworks from everything around him, and takes reference photos himself, but focuses primarily on portraits. He confesses that he often ends up staring at people’s faces unconsciously, and adds that being a portrait artist has made him appreciate the varieties of human facial structures and details.
What’s the impetus for being talented? Everyone already had the answer I guess. But whether you are a talented person or not is not really matters. To be a person with kindness, love, and sincerity that matters. Morality is our lives’ primary achievement need to be unlocked. Learn to be a gentleman. We men, have to treat women with value and esteem. Thus, handsome, talented, rich or power will not melt ladies’ hearts in fact.
And you don’t need to be talented to get a girl, the right girl will bring out the talent in you…
Note: The art news is from OddityCentral, and has been authorized by Spooky. I really appreciate his support. While pencil drawings are from Arinze’s Instagram profile. Other drawings were painted by me for a long time ago to fit the moment.
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Writings/ Edited & Translated by BubbleSwan
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