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 The End Of Music...or something 
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Rockula! wrote:
I can pick up just about any instrument or paint brush or camera or any tool that an artist uses and come up with something interesting


I've seen paintings that were done by animals. They'd put a paintbrush in a parrot's beak and it would come up with something interesting on the canvas. This is an ANIMAL with zero technique... and probably little if any comprehension of what it is doing. So that's not something to boast about.


Rockula! wrote:
To address your point, the output may be interesting as a novelty but will soon become tiresome or repetative if no progress is made
The counter point is that a creative person can make interesting art in an unfamiliar medium for only so long until they have to progress as a technician as well


I'm not sure I understand how that is a counterpoint. I think a certain amount of technique is learned just from the experience of creating alone. Doesn't a medium become more familiar the more you familiarize yourself with it?



Rockula! wrote:
My personal example is that I am feeling a bit stale with my TV show and need a more sophisticated video editing program
I have done the same trick over and over for a while and need to use new techniques and explore new concepts


I can understand that and won't tell you how to feel, but in your show I see a person who IS progressing. Your show has gotten better each time as you've learned and to me the progress is obvious. It may not live up to your standards, but you've come a long way IMHO.

Rockula wrote:
Yes, technique is essential to someone who wants to consider themselves a "real artist" in their freld However, some of the most original art that is not affected by self concious parameters has been made by someone who has no idea what they are doing but just so happen to have an artisitc mind


Such as?

It's rather subjective, isn't it? I'm telling you, great art rarely just happens by accident. Talented and skilled people make it look easy, that's all. For every one artist who stumbles into success there are scores of artists who find success by working at their craft and growing as an artist along the way. Just ask people who read lots of fiction- an author's first book is rarely awesome. The act of writing alone improves their work and they hit their stride some time later. It also applies to painters, architects, Johnny Depp, Cody Rhodes, and Eddie Izzard's standup.

Look how much better God got at writing just from the Old Testament to the New Testament! He realized that people would respond to a more chilled-out God who was more about hugs and less about killing people. Brilliant adjustment, but then again- you would expect no less than stellar imrpovement from God.

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