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Anthony-jones-072

This is a project we did for my CLUB that I have found on my site www.robotpencil.net

This will be one of many, there is also a tutorial available here amongst the workshops I do for the club gumroad.com/l/wFvGe

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I have many affordable tutorials you can learn from to get that grasp into your career as an artist, check them out at: www.robotpencil.net/tutorials

You can learn from me directly by joining my mentorships, if you want to learn more email us at robotpencil.info@gmail.com.

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Discord for Robotpencil is available! Email: robotpencil.info@gmail.com for the request.

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Anthony-jones-p-001-final-color

This is a project we did for my CLUB that I have found on my site www.robotpencil.net

This will be one of many, there is also a tutorial available here amongst the workshops I do for the club gumroad.com/l/wFvGe

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I have many affordable tutorials you can learn from to get that grasp into your career as an artist, check them out at: www.robotpencil.net/tutorials

You can learn from me directly by joining my mentorships, if you want to learn more email us at robotpencil.info@gmail.com.

Official Website:
www.robotpencil.net

Follow Me on:
www.artstation.com/artist/robotpencil
www.instagram.com/robotpencil
www.facebook.com/robotpencil

Discord for Robotpencil is available! Email: robotpencil.info@gmail.com for the request.

Tutorials
www.robotpencil.net/tutorials

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Talent is Earned

I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.

Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states

tal·ent  [tal-uhimageimagent]

noun

1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.

2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.

3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.

4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.

5. Movies and  Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.

This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and it comes easy. But the truth is, it did not come easy. I fucking worked for it.

I was the music kid when I was growing up. When I started to play guitar I was around 15 years old, and acquired a good skill at it by practicing day after day for 5-6 years. I deserved to be good at it, and I was. Then when that career path seemed grim I tried my hand at normal jobs, like retail, and even plumbing. Eventually I decided that I wanted to work in video games and went to an art school majoring in programming. That’s right programming. I had no portfolio for art, nor was I any good at it. I was just as good as any kid who can trace anime. Which I can do. But saw that art was a much more creative, and interesting path to go down. So I switched.

You see, once I decided that I wanted to be a concept artist, I became a concept artist. It didn’t matter that I was bad, being bad is only a reflection of my lack of training and knowledge. So what do you do, when you lack the training and knowledge. You go get it, and there is no easy way around it. It’s a grind, and always will be a grind.

So I began to grind. (not the dance)

I spent 10-12 hours a day painting, drawing, learning, studying, applying, teaching, and reaching towards my goal. One goddamn inch at a time. I did this for 1-2 years and landed my first few jobs in the industry.

And to this day I study like no other, and practice all the time. So I’m going on 7 years of practice and acquiring knowledge full time. So I deserve to be good. Everyone knows this, the problem is nobody does it. When it comes to health everyone knows that to lose weight you have to eat right and exercise, but they always look for the six pack abs program done in 2 weeks. It’s the same with art. You have to digest solid information and practice constantly to become an accomplish artist. No one is accountable for your abilities other than your self. Funny thing about excuses, they work. Excuses are a great way of getting away from working hard. To me, because something is hard to do, is no excuse not to do it. If this is what you want to do, start doing it.

When people ask what did I do to become the artist I am today, I answer with, “I studied and painted a lot for 7 years straight.” People already know this answer but yet that’s not the answer they are looking for.

You may think that it was easy for me to practice and study. Nope. I have failed on so many occasions and keep making mistakes to this day. The difference is I don’t care if my studies or my practice sucks. It’s supposed to, that’s why I do it. If it didn’t suck then I’m not learning or forcing myself to seek new and improved solutions to my problems. When I post stuff it’s the stuff that didn’t suck. I have 100x more images that are complete garbage. So don’t worry about being bad now, because it doesn’t last if you work for it.

To you it may look like magic, but to me, it’s so transparent. My talent, was earned. And yours can be too.

Good Luck,
AJ

  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: Movies
  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Water

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thehorrorzine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Hi Robot Pencil. I cruised your gallery and am impressed. I am particularly interested in your arresting black and whites.

My name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of the award-winning, established ezine and print magazine called The Horror Zine. We have been in business for over eight years. We are not just about horror; we feature sci-fi, speculative, surreal, suspense, and mystery. Basically, we want talent. Please check out our Art Page at www.thehorrorzine.com/art.html

I would like to feature some of your art in our zine. No cost, and you would get your own page and all credit and recognition. Please feel free to check us out for yourself at www.thehorrorzine.com and if you are interested, please email me at thehorrorzine@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you,
Jeani Rector, Editor
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barraqqan Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You..you wonderful gentleman! 
Good art you have there!:D (Big Grin) 
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Yasumora Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Fantastic Artworks :3
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AbraStone Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Do you allow your work into groups?
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Robotpencil Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Can you elaborate?
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AbraStone Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
Your art is lovely, I just wish I could host it in some of my groups.
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Robotpencil Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Feel free to do so!
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azerothin365days Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your gallery is simply stunning !!
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Robotpencil Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Thank you!
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EdloRamaSaurus Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Student General Artist
I love how you play with light and shade. Your gallery is both mesmerizing and diverse.
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