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
This is a good clarification. I think in many cases you'll also need to constantly refine your taste by observing great work.
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.
What's wrong with modern art?
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.
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.
Yeah, I've got to agree with you there. I know people with some crap taste.
EVERYONE tells this to beginners, and its honestly really masturbatory
This video isn't to my taste
This one has stayed with me for a while https://vimeo.com/85040589
Nice, this was pretty solid
This is my favorite video version of this quote.
Honestly though, keep them coming :3
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.
Reminds me of this Apple video.
was gonna post this
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!
Erm, not everyone has great taste. Sometimes it's not something you can learn either. Some people just never get it.
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.
I love the motions in the video.
The point is not about having taste. It's about understanding you are going through a phase of development, and that's okay.