I think you need to have the ambition in order to develop the skill, it may come easy for some, and harder for others. Like myself I really have to work on a project before I'm happy with it, and I definitely need ambition or I would just give up.
read this if u ve free time n a patient n understanding thinkin................or else u ll get bored..............
i think both r imp...............but an ma case i think ambition exceeds skill a little bit.....since childhood there waz nobody 2 teach me da abc of art(i mean 2 say people here in india dont like their children 2 make art as their future as there 's no money in tat in india + art is never taught in much of da schools) i m a born artist, a skill i think embeded in ma genes...........n it inspired me n i dont know when it became ma ambition....................... i will be joinin an engg collegein aug. 4 BTech. degree in in Computer engg. or Electronics .................but its ma ambition 2 also be known as an artist...............ll surely do parttimediplomas in illustration n digital arts......along with degree............... i ll fell much gud if u chk out ma gallery n make sum comments coz they r da only things which teach me.......i dont ve a tablet or any money 2 buy it.........so u ll not find much colorful things in it.............
It's hard to say, ambition can be a pretty wide thing. If someone is ambitious and wants to be an artist then I won't give them a whole lot of credit, but if they are ambitious in the way that they want to be like an artist or they want to improve their art and they follow that up with hard work then that is good. It's sort of hard to explain what I mean, but I generally feel that an artist is an artist and they can't help that, they just have to create things, unleash the storm within, etc. So, if someone's ambition is a wish to be an artist then I think they might find it difficult to just start creating. Most people, I assume, don't think to themselves, " I wish to be an artist, oh and, as a bonus, I have a raging desire to express my feelings and ideas creatively." I don't know if I'm making sense.
That said, skill isn't the most important skill. If someone has an amazing imagination but has no skill to express themselves then I value that, and I also feel sorry for them since I've often felt the frustration of not being able to express myself.
True ambition will drive you to take all the other steps to get the results. You will develop and hone the right skills, you will seek the right direction & instruction, and most importantly, you will adapt to the challenges and you won't settle or accept failure.
Simple real world example: The college I went to stated that they could turn anyone into an artist if person wanted it, regardless of skill... The professor who taught Airbrushing and prototyping was a former lawyer who had never drawn until deciding that he had had enough of his high-stress profession. Now he can draw, paint and sculpt amazingly well specializing in glass etching and blasting and doing bas-relief.
Contrast that with one of my roommates who's skill was so superb that some of the portfolio pieces that got him accepted to the school, were placed in the school's gallery among works from graduating seniors and alumni. Yet, he would barely finish projects or just scrape by classes that he could easily have passed.