Was talking to a friend on the topic of boredom and art slumps. We realize how much we are so bored lately and waiting for new exciting games to come out and went into the topic of art slumps.
Tbh, I’m still in an art slump. It’s been months already. I’m unable to do anything actually productive…
I completely feel you. I have days like this as well and it seems like they’re coming more and more often. I’m usually the most productive when I’m inundated in a game of some sort and I have felt (to the shame of my pretentious inner artist who yells at me about not producing more “original art” and less fanart) more inspired since picking up Rift to play it again.
Honestly though I think it’s a matter of finding something that changes up your routine or gives you something fresh to look at that’s really the culprit for getting your juices going again. When I get into my typical cavegirl gamer routine (which involves sleeping in my cave from 7 am til 5 pm and staying up all night playing video games and eating junk and never leaving the house) I produce almost no art. But when I force myself into a different schedule or get out and do things or search around for new art that I haven’t seen before, or new things that inspire me, and SLEEP AT NIGHT, I find I have a lot more motivation to sit down and draw!
I only reblogged this because I didn’t want to bog your comment sections down with my rambling half-baked malarkey but maybe rambling half-baked malarkey will help you somehow anyway. XD
Or maybe just knowing you’re NOT at all alone in that frustrating art rut world! And after reading the comments you’ve already gotten I think just continuing to doodle and sketch when the mood strikes you is a great method, too! You can’t force inspiration or magnificent pictures, but keeping your skills sharpened for when inspiration does strike is a good idea!
Herp derp TL;DR: I feel you, bro. ♥ But I trust that you’ll get out of it and enjoy drawing again once you find something that you want to share with us.
I finished my Reiki levels I and II today (for my continuing ed on massage therapy license) and I have to say it’s a very unique experience. Whether you believe in it or not, some of the experiences people have had with Reiki are difficult to ignore.
It was fun either way and I have one more thing I can tell people I can do. Energy to me at least is a very real, scientific thing and our sympathetic nervous system is as well, and I think that (coupled with the parasympathetic) and all the senses we DON’T learn in the fundamental five (beyond sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste) are there as well, and I also believe that in the coming years we may yet fully realize how profoundly the energies around us affect our health and well being.
If we don’t make the earth uninhabitable for us before it’s too late, anyway.
Working on a sort-of-suggestive-but-only-if-you-know-the-characters piece of art alongside EVERYTHING ELSE I’ve posted recently but still haven’t finished because I just can’t see things through, har har.
One could argue it’s more that I just don’t think anything is finished but considering the state of some of these it’s just laziness. Or a failure to focus.
Seriously I FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- anatomy.
Anyway I cleaned that up and got it looking like this:
Still needs work obviously, but that lineart was so clean. SAD DAY.