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    On a scale from 1 to 100 in art skill where do you place yourself?

    On a scale from 1 to 100?

    Let's do it Viridis's way then:

    1- little kid crayon scribbles
    10-15 - some training, able to understand and use basic artistic tools (value, line, shape) to render recognizable objects
    20-30 - proficient at anatomy, able to render objects/people from life/observation with skill
    30-40 - able to take internalized knowledge or use reference to render objects from imagination in new compositions
    50-60 - professional level. Competence and skill in media and subject of choice; able to meet creative challenges for specific concepts/tasks
    70-80 - well-known as a master of their craft
    90-100 - recognized as a master among masters; famous works that will get into the art history books and are truly inspiring.

    And if you want to go there, then use the number you'd use for yourself two minutes into the past.

    I'm just curious about what others think cause i was speaking to a friend a while back and at the time i declared myself a 3, and i think he replied what does that make someone else we knew that drew but was lower than myself. So i shifted my number to a 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir
    I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
    Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
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    9/100 - buuut, It's nice to know the ride hasn't even begun.

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    No clue. It's better when other people do it for you.

    Any number I put I'll second guess unless it's really low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenzybaR View Post
    On a scale from 1 to 100, where do you place yourself?

    1 being totally inept, and having no ability or skill whatsoever, an Oxford graduate with a PHD in mathematics.
    100 being godlike, being able to create with such magnitude and force that people are left struck dumb in awe from a sidelong glance at your work.
    What you're basically asking is "How do you match up to the concept of god."
    Depending on one's background, you'll get varied answers from people with similar skill sets.
    So the only way to answer this would be to ask oneself, "who can I beat?" and then construct an impartial list without the inclusion of deity, otherwise the entire list will consist of numbers like 3,989821890000000000000000001, not to mention cause a lot of disgruntled ego boasting and pointless debate.

    But I'll play, I'll put myself at 101+, since I would consider any creative skills to trump those of something imaginary.

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    50, in another 50.. years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyskoa View Post
    What you're basically asking is "How do you match up to the concept of god."
    Depending on one's background, you'll get varied answers from people with similar skill sets.
    So the only way to answer this would be to ask oneself, "who can I beat?" and then construct an impartial list without the inclusion of deity, otherwise the entire list will consist of numbers like 3,989821890000000000000000001, not to mention cause a lot of disgruntled ego boasting and pointless debate.

    But I'll play, I'll put myself at 101+, since I would consider any creative skills to trump those of something imaginary.
    -_-

    Godlike, as in amazing to a point it seems unnatural (but obviously can't be.) Not god him/herself.
    If people want to boast or debate then i guess whatever. But if people are being honest and speaking about themselves then it shouldn't happen. Although internet rage gives ultimate lulz so meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir
    I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
    Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
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    I'm not even on the scale.

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    No fair, you can't use Pi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir
    I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
    Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
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    that's so relative, for example, in the past i would have rated myself with an high number (not that high, 40 or so) but since i started to know more artist wich are a lot better than me, the number has lowered.
    ok, long story short; 18-20

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    Oh man, I dunno

    I would need to have marker scores, like what is Android Jones? Where is Nox and Wes Burt and Manchess? And then, where are Dile and Miles, lol?


    For myself...
    Uhh, 13-15? Maybe?

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    you're trying to quantize an un-quantizable thing.

    Its like trying to sum up how much you love Coros snuggie in hugabugs.

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    artists don't need to be so rational all the time, don't know what's the problem in doing what the topic asks, you don't have to choose the perfect/correct mathematical number, but surely you can think of one...

    Maybe, ZenzybaR, if you said people to think in the first number in witch they would rate themselves, to be spontaneous...

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    100, i am the perfect master..

    I am also a mathematician

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    lol, i never thought it would be so open to interpretation, but lets go with pegasi's idea.

    What is the first number that you would use to rate yourself against one of the masters counted to be the greatest artists in the history of humanity being a 100 and a freshly hatched baby being a 1.

    And it doesn't have to be accurate or use some scoreboard or chart, just what do you feel. I think i'm going to move myself up to an 8-9 cause i have improved from when i said i was a 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir
    I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
    Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
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    1 / 100.

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    After reading the "fuck yeah" thread I'm gonna have to go with 100/100. Actually, make that fuck yeah/100. Also, I find it amusing that a college graduate with a PhD is described as "totally inept, and having no ability or skill whatsoever".

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    I feel like this scale needs a little more explanation. Here's how I read it:

    1- little kid crayon scribbles
    10-15 - some training, able to understand and use basic artistic tools (value, line, shape) to render recognizable objects
    20-30 - proficient at anatomy, able to render objects/people from life/observation with skill
    30-40 - able to take internalized knowledge or use reference to render objects from imagination in new compositions
    50-60 - professional level. Competence and skill in media and subject of choice; able to meet creative challenges for specific concepts/tasks
    70-80 - well-known as a master of their craft
    90-100 - recognized as a master among masters; famous works that will get into the art history books and are truly inspiring.

    I would put myself around 50-55 on this scale. I am definitely proficient and skilled in my chosen medium and subject matter, although I continue to study and improve.

    Honestly, I'm a little surprised at so many low scores (<5). At least have confidence in yourself. If you don't believe you can ever improve, your art will suffer for it.

    Of course, as others have said, trying to put artistic skill on a number scale is a bit futile anyway. It's not all about technical skill and photorealism, even if a photo-real piece may be more immediately impressive than a Picasso.

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    because it's 6x9

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    Xeon OND: come on, how on earth can you give yourself a 1, lol.
    Eccentric: I figured most people who decide to go to oxford and graduate with a PHD in Maths would have zero interest in drawing. Probably would think that artists are silly, although i am guessing. :/
    Viridis: YAAAAAAAY your way is better. I want to say i'm an 11 but i'm going with 17.
    And it would make 3/4 of dA users 3-7 lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir
    I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
    Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
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    If I'm comparing myself to the infinity that is artistic skill, that not even the most masterful master could be rated... About 1.01

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    "It's better when other people do it for you."

    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridis View Post
    I feel like this scale needs a little more explanation. Here's how I read it:

    1- little kid crayon scribbles
    10-15 - some training, able to understand and use basic artistic tools (value, line, shape) to render recognizable objects
    20-30 - proficient at anatomy, able to render objects/people from life/observation with skill
    30-40 - able to take internalized knowledge or use reference to render objects from imagination in new compositions
    50-60 - professional level. Competence and skill in media and subject of choice; able to meet creative challenges for specific concepts/tasks
    70-80 - well-known as a master of their craft
    90-100 - recognized as a master among masters; famous works that will get into the art history books and are truly inspiring.
    However referring to this, I'd say about 19. But only in traditional.
    But this is how I'd do it:

    1: Completely incompetent, able to make rough marks which resemble barely shapes.
    50: Can use one medium with absolute perfection, 100% of the time.
    100: It just doesn't exist, no artist is this good.

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    I gotta wonder because how I feel about the art shifts up and down way too much.

    Still, drawing stuff is probably...30.
    My art of singing: 60. See I'm happier about THAT.

    Gee...no matter what the max number could be, I'll never reach it. That's like...100%! Oh well that's fine by me, more stuff to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyskoa View Post
    What you're basically asking is "How do you match up to the concept of god."
    Depending on one's background, you'll get varied answers from people with similar skill sets.
    So the only way to answer this would be to ask oneself, "who can I beat?" and then construct an impartial list without the inclusion of deity, otherwise the entire list will consist of numbers like 3,989821890000000000000000001, not to mention cause a lot of disgruntled ego boasting and pointless debate.

    But I'll play, I'll put myself at 101+, since I would consider any creative skills to trump those of something imaginary.
    Probably 100.01 if I'm comparing myself to my God as my God doesn't exist.

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    I don't know...I mean if you take any artist out of their element/genre. Their number would get all funky...it's all just subjective.

    I only feel as good as did on my last art piece and where I should be going next.

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    i hear coro's snuggie gives a +5 bonus to anyone that wears it.

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    1- little kid crayon scribbles

    YAY for crayon scribbles!!

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    Eh... hmm, I'll actually atempt to answer this realistically, here:

    I'd say 45 in what I want to do, 40 in an average of my greatest strengths and weaknesses.

    Great question, by the way! (Yeah yeah, we were all expecting several people to say it's unquantifiable, but that's the fun/challenge and whole point of the thread!)

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