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Offline Tacoma

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« on: July 27, 2005, 12:43:53 am »
While it's true we as individuals are our own worst critics, do you ever feel like you're just not good enough? Anyone currently in an art slump or unable to draw as often as you'd like to?

My current dilemma has been a combination of the above, stress from a new job, having recently moved, in a very confined space at home and severe lack of motivation. I find myself unable to finish what I start and it's quite frustrating. Can't say it's an art block, since I find inspiration everywhere, just can't put it to good use...

Any one of you going through this now, or have been in the past? How do you cope with such a difficult situation?

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 03:04:36 am »
Yup!

In a funk right now. I have projects to do, but pull out the pencil and paper, stare at it for a minute, say "meh" and go surf the web or program some code instead.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 03:44:36 am »
I have some problems when it come drawing I can never think of any good ideas.
I just got a great idea I need 2 cans of paint a spoon, a yard of string and 3 sticks of gum.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 04:05:20 am »
':cool:' well ive been there too, and also with the idea throwing in the towel completely. too many times.

anyway just stick with it, dont give up. if you cant find the energy to finish anything, then dont. not for a while atleast and just sketch, if you do this and keep with it, eventually your feelings will pass.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2005, 04:25:50 am »
l just came out of a slump depression thing l couldnt draw anything for about a month and now l'm out of it l have a new style and l think my art has improved.So stick with it some good may come out of it
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2005, 08:35:25 am »
In the midst of one at the moment as well. Seems like I can't get anything to look right (even stuff that I normally had no problem with before).

Anyway... I know mine's due to various stresses from life in general and lack of time. *shrugs* Hoping it'll pass somedecade.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2005, 08:30:33 pm »
I feel pretty bad, because in the last year I've lost my drive to draw all the time. I've done my best stuff during then, but I've only drawn like, I dunno, 12 or so (however many is on my deviantart). And compared to how I used to draw, that's nothing at all. And it sucks. Feels I've lost my creativity. ':p'

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2005, 09:13:59 pm »
Oh man I am...
I see all of these wonderful and popular artists putting their own work down..and it makes me feel....bad.

Sometimes I can look past it, but it does bother me =\

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2005, 01:57:56 pm »
Quote (kitsu-baka @ July 28 2005, 8:13 pm)
Oh man I am...
I see all of these wonderful and popular artists putting their own work down..and it makes me feel....bad.

Sometimes I can look past it, but it does bother me =\

That gets me a lot x.x
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2005, 11:31:10 pm »
Tacoma why don't you do a remake of an older picture, but from a different angle, or make a sequal to an old picture. I usualy jump right into those once my pencil hits paper, even if I lack motivation before.

And yes I do feel like I don't get to draw enough anymore, my skill is slipping.