Why Creativity Falls Flat Without Technique

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If you’re someone who considers themselves to be creative, then perhaps you know a thing or two about letting your muse guide you. There’s nothing better than allowing the creative spirit to flow through you as you hone your craft and work on whatever masterpiece you’re working on. But here’s the thing: it’s not just about creativity—and here’s why.

Technique Lays the Foundation

Many people in the creative field believe that passion and creativity is all you need, but this is so far from the case. In order to have a creative ground to walk on, you must have the technique to back it up. In order to compose a song, you have to be able to play an instrument. In order to paint a beautiful masterpiece, you have to be able to… well, paint.

Losing Sight

For some reason, many seem to associate technique with being robotic and cold. To be fair, it’s true that technique without passion can result in advanced, yet soulless work. However, that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to neglect the importance of technical skill as a result. The importance is to work on both, and find a way to seamlessly blend the two as one.