Art work by Gifted Kids!
In fact, drawing is a skill you can learn even if you don't have any talent. Drawing requires many practice, experiences and techniques that people do not acquire at once. Although some genius may naturally draw better than others initially, practice and research, self-development are the primitive factors that differentiate a true artist from a common one.
But when I look around within the boundaries of talent and effort, I also realize that there are natural born gifted people who are born even though I know the importance of hard work and practice very well.
When I draw and meet the people, I can often find the gifted work of children who have a talent for drawing. "All children are artists". As Pablo Picasso said, children's works contain freedom, creativity, innocence and seriousness, boldness, and honesty that are not hypocritical that adults can't imitate. Children's artworks are always generated for pleasure, and it causes to be perfection without any intention. As if all children are artists, they produce wonderful works every day, but there are children who are exceptionally talented.
So how do you catch and discover your children's talent for art? First, you need to explore your child's talents and interests. Enroll your child in a variety of extracurricular activities. Above all, while exploring and participating in other activities of various routes, it is observing the concentration, attitudes, and interest of children when dealing with such activities.
The reason we do this is that there are children who learn how to do things on their own through exploration and practice and create amazing works without actually having any experience or learning.
As the article, "Talent Matters Even More than People Think by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, talent is easy to measure and predict. The science of talent identification is at least 100 years old, and there are many reliable and legally defensible methods for identifying potential and predicting future displays of talent. Talent concerns the abilities, skills, and expertise that determine what a person can do.
In the nutschell, talent is as important as or far more important than we can image. It is arguably underestimated rather than overestimated. The only aspect of talent that is overestimated has to do with other's evaluation of their talents.
When I meet people who have these naturally acquired abilities, cognition, maturity, drive, and motivation while drawing, I really realize the difference between talent and effort. And even among those with so-called talent, the level of that talent also varies and case by case. In particular, if you find talent quickly and clearly at a young age, I think there should be enough environment and resources to nurture and develop it.
And I also hope that an environment will be created where we can discover and nurture talented people in our society.
I recently came across the work of a child by chance. In the United States, elementary school students draw pictures for bookmarks and hold contests, and her picture was selected in a bookmark contest hosted by the local library. Below are the bookmarks of 6th grader Brianna Kim, the protagonist of this work.
Below is an acrylic painting of her. A lively expression of a dog running across the wind.
You can feel the delicacy and three-dimensional effect that you can't believe it's a 6th grade girl's drawing.
And the picture below is a self-portrait of a girl who loves to draw.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
In my personal opinion, Picasso doesn't necessarily need everyone to be an artist, but I think he wanted to think about nurturing artistry that could be maintained and developed even after becoming an adult.
I get a lot of inspiration and lessons from children's talents. Looking at their work, I can get a little hint on how art can be preserved and developed. Most of my personal concerns about art are resolved through the children's drawings.
Personally, I would like to continue drawing and see many drawings of children with such talents. And it would be fun to watch them grow and develop.
Myungja Anna Koh