Tuesday, 19 March 2013

PICTURE OF A PONDERING PICARD...



You're looking at a scan of a photocopy of a painting by an artist
whose talent disproves a popular misconception.  Namely, that if some-
one is good at something, they'd be making a full-time living from it.  If
they don't, so some cynics claim, then that's proof that the person isn't
particularly proficient at what he or she does.

The fellow who painted the above picture is also a talented comic
strip artist, but doesn't work in the industry because a debilitating eye
condition means that he can only paint or draw in short bursts, limiting
his opportunities to produce pictures in a professional capacity.

However, as you can see, he's a bona-fide artist, who is exceptionally
good at what he does - but it's not his full-time occupation.  Remember
that the next time you're tempted to dismiss someone merely because
they don't utilize their talents in a commercial capacity.

 (Or extol some lesser artists because they do.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing. It's a shame that talent like this isn't widely recognized. I can only assume that he hasn't got friends barking on about how "Brilliant" or "Amazing" he is on social networks and shouting down anyone who questions his style.

This is the kind of thing I see at the National Portrait Gallery. Maybe he should get in touch with them.

In this 'X Factor' style world we live in, his back story may grab some media attention. And may help him gain some recognition for his amazing talent but then you are open to the media intrusion as well?

A true talent.

Jones Johnson

Kid said...

To the person calling himself 'Nox' who keeps trying to be a smart@ss: Did a Google 'saearch' (as you insist on spelling it) on the subject of your intelligence - no results found.

Mr Straightman said...

I can't believe the "I fawt the Dandy wuz well gud in its dyin days so ner" brigade are still so obviously suffering from butthurt. Superb painting, by the way.

Kid said...

It does seem to be someone who isn't quite the 'full picnic', doesn't it, Lee? Either in years or in brains.

Yup - good painting. Nope - not mine.

TwoHeadedBoy said...

It's a fantastic painting... Going to tell us who it is?

TwoHeadedBoy said...

(And I know it's Picard!)

Kid said...

Can't. The artist desires anonymity.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Great picture.

DeadSpiderEye said...

I know what he's thinking about, its...

...Judi or Stacy?

Kid said...

I dunno. Given the recent news, maybe he's thinking 'Kirk or Spock?'

DeadSpiderEye said...

What's this, Pat batting for the other side, surely not, you must be thinking of that other slaphead, William Haig?

Kid said...

Not Pat - but Picard? He'd probably help out if they were short-handed.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Picard? I dunno, although I can imagine Ryker telling Worf to lay off the prune juice for a while.