January 31, 2012

Demoreel feb 2012

Today I worked on re-doing my demoreel, I lost all the files because of my last computer problems, and I dind't had the courage to remake it until today. It is kind of most like a remember-stuff because I made a planning for learning 3D and I will be working on it, so I will make a new demo "soon". That way i will be able to see my (huge!) improvements :)

Demo feb 2012 from Tamara Prokic on Vimeo.

January 19, 2012

About Talent & Work

Hello everyone. Today no picture, no illustration, no watercolors, cg nor acrylics, I wanted to write a little bit about a reflection I had lately. Bobby Chiu made an interesting post on G+ I wanted to share,  and I thought it would be interesting to develop the concept. What is talent about? A lot of people seems to consider that the talent is a gift, a blessing not everyone has the right to, something you are, like, "you are talented", something you always have been, like you've been drawing super very extremely well since you're a baby!

I'm not that pessimistic. I think that what those people call "talent" means in reality "a lot of work". It would be so sad that some people would be gifted by that talent, those people would be the only ones that has the true right to do something with their talent, and the others can't have this gift, so they would be doing something else. I don't believe that. I believe that if someone tries and work and study very hard he can become a "talented" people. It's not something you have until you're a baby, it is something you develop by hardworking on it. Otherwise, it would be very unfair and there would be no hope for a lot of artists. And I like to think that everyone has its chance to do what they love, and can reach their goal with hard work, perseverance and determination.

For exemple in art, what people call "talent" is a combination of good observation, good connection eye-brain-hand made by a lot of training, imagination (that can be developed too), inspirations, mixing inspiration and personal experiences, etc., plus years of training trying to figure out the best way to put all this together. Then, an 30 y.o. artist that began his interest in art at 10 should be more talented than an artist of the same age that began his interest at 20 of course. BUT the fact is that it is not really like that, because the "latest vocation" artist has a lot of delays to catch up and then works harder and under pressure and so works better and finally they should be at the same level, if done properly.

Also, as a lot of people thinks that the "talent" is a god blessed gift that the artists has since they are born,  a lot of people give no value to their work. I mean not an artistic value but a financial value. At least it is like that in France. As you are gifted and had no effort, no work to upgrade your skills (since you are talented), why should I pay you for your work? You should be thankful I give you an occupation,like "hey you're my friend and your drawings are nice, would you make one for me please? i have no money but you will have the satisfaction of drawing for me, and i'm awesome! moreover it makes you one more illustration for your portfolio!" , but an artist, it is well known, is a different species. We may live on earth, but we have no house to pay, we don't have to eat neither.... and our only wish is to make art all day, we have no other occupation in our lives.... That is how a lot of people non-artists I have met seems to think... Or at least seemed to think before I asked them why shouldn't we get (well) paid for our work...

So to me, the word "talented" is now banished from my vocabulary, I prefer to use the word "hard-worker". Feel free to comment this post if you have any reflection to do about it, tell me if you agree or don't agree, or just to say "hi" ^^

kisses to all the artists and non-artists that support art,

January 15, 2012

Memories from Mauritius Acrylic Painting

Hey guyz! I'm sorry to post so few messages since christmas! I was very busy, but here it is! I did this acrylic while remembering my trip to mauritius, it really was amazing ♥ Sometimes i just ask myself why did I came back XD I wanted to make some acrylic, i like that medium but i don't use it often, so i decided to paint it in acrylics :) By the way, my resolutions for 2012 are to post more art here, and of course to produce and improve more !! So if you see this blog a complete week without any post you are very invited to post a bad comment!