The Importance of Throwaways


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What are throwaways and why are they important?

A throwaway piece does not mean it is something you are dissatisfied with. Quite the opposite! Starting with no defined direction and without limitations, a throwaway is created through a process in which you throw away your inhibitions. By becoming more carefree, you allow yourself to have fun and be more expressive. The goal of the throwaway approach is to experiment and grow as an artist. In this video, we discuss the importance of throwaways and the right way to go about it, as well as some negative thoughts that might stand in your way to becoming more creative. We also look at what it means to work hard or work smart. Knowing the difference is essential to push your skill set faster and work more efficiently. 


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