23 comments

  • Sheffield LeithartSheffield Leithart, almost 6 years ago

    This sort of mentality frustrates me sometimes. It's so close to being the best advice you can give to a beginner, but there's a key element missing. Not everyone has great taste; it's something you have to develop. If you do a large volume of subpar work, you will become a subpar worker. You need to be constantly getting feedback and improving if you want to become good at something.

    "Practice makes permanent." -Bobby Robson

    27 points
    • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, almost 6 years ago

      This is a good clarification. I think in many cases you'll also need to constantly refine your taste by observing great work.

      4 points
    • Samuel ZellerSamuel Zeller, almost 6 years ago

      Cultivating taste is something that you need to do often and young if possible. Like seeing good movies, going to art exhibitions (not modern art but traditional painting), go to teather and so on. Seeing great work and experience it can improve your perception dramatically.

      3 points
      • Oscar P.Oscar P., almost 6 years ago

        What's wrong with modern art?

        5 points
        • Samuel ZellerSamuel Zeller, almost 6 years ago

          Nothing, I love it. But when you're young there's some concepts that you'd probably not understand. I started going to art museums with my mom when I was around 7-8, at first I liked landscapes then I started to appreciate portraits and then I discovered artists like Klimt that led me to other artists and to modern art.

          2 points
          • alec salec s, almost 6 years ago

            I think part of taste is learned, but some is also innate. I was beyond obsessed with modern art when I was younger, however I didn't understand why I was so drawn to it until I started learning, designing and exploring. Learning those reasons were key in developing a body of work that fit my taste.

            1 point
    • Tommy Walker, almost 6 years ago

      Yeah, I've got to agree with you there. I know people with some crap taste.

      0 points
  • Angel Seong, almost 6 years ago

    EVERYONE tells this to beginners, and its honestly really masturbatory

    11 points
  • Bobby AndersonBobby Anderson, almost 6 years ago

    This video isn't to my taste

    10 points
  • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    This one has stayed with me for a while https://vimeo.com/85040589

    8 points
  • Calum SmithCalum Smith, almost 6 years ago

    To be honest, peoplewon't stop telling this to beginners.

    The last one is the best one, for the record.

    7 points
  • Sven LoskillSven Loskill, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    While we’re on it: do tell beginners that when you use someone else's work unaltered (like the text in this case) then FUCKING NAME THE SOURCE, damnit. Show respect. Sorry for yelling.

    7 points
  • Cody SanfilippoCody Sanfilippo, almost 6 years ago

    Reminds me of this Apple video.

    2 points
  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, almost 6 years ago

    Good video! i agree with others that you need feedback to get better taste. but this video is inspiring none-the-less. Thanks for sharing!

    2 points
  • Louis BLouis B, almost 6 years ago

    Erm, not everyone has great taste. Sometimes it's not something you can learn either. Some people just never get it.

    1 point
    • Jacob TaylorJacob Taylor, almost 6 years ago

      I think the point is supposed to be that if you have good taste, you need to know that your skill set will need to be honed to be able to produce stuff that is up to your personal taste.

      0 points
  • jiyin yiyongjiyin yiyong, almost 6 years ago

    I love the motions in the video.

    0 points
  • Jacob TaylorJacob Taylor, almost 6 years ago

    Here's the original

    The point is not about having taste. It's about understanding you are going through a phase of development, and that's okay.

    0 points
  • Jonathan YapJonathan Yap, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    This was originally from Ira Glass (This American Life) talking about story telling. Highly recommend you to listen from part 1.

    0 points