I'd lost touch with art for about five years and it was literally some of the worst years of my life. I figure a lot of people say this, but music was one of the biggest things that inspired me to start drawing again. I found this new band I was pretty much in love with and it inspired me to make a new world and new characters to live within it.
I've found that I'm not very interested in drawing when I don't have some kind of music inspiring me. And I probably wouldn't have any interest in my art if it weren't for my characters. I love them and I love drawing them, so art is very enjoyable to me again.
The best way I found is to totally disengage from drawing and go doing something else that you enjoy for a while. I know that can be easier said than done, but I think it's essential to part of being a healthy artist.
What did you used to do to keep love in your art? What I do is . . . I go out, find something that I find amusing, interesting, inspiring etc . . . and then add my own little touch to it. Maybe what you need is a change of pace, or perhaps you could look back on what you have accomplished thus far for inspiration?
Since two month I try semi-realistic stuff, even some Comic Style I love to draw, but to be honest, I don't even remember how I learned the Manga Style so I'm stucking in drawing pictures with references all the time and I'm not possible to try draw something out of my mind, it's really sad D=
I kind of have the same problem in here. For almost a year, I used to draw a lot daily. I don't completely like what I do but for practice I had to draw as much as I could. Now, I'm slowing down a lot even though I must continue practicing. However, what I normally do is try something new, look up some really good pieces of art and look back at my drawings and sketches and try to finish any incomplete project.
Thats a good idea, I own a lot of WIPs ~ the last days I checked my older pictures and noticed I wasn't THAT bad as I thought back then. Somehow I like my old art even more then the stuff I make now D=
Go out and do something. Art doesn't come from nowhere, it comes from things that you experience. Sometimes you run out of experiences that you want to share with other people, and then it's time to go out and get some more. Go do some fun things both by yourself and with friends. Eventually you will want to make art again, and if you don't, well, at least you spent your time doing fun things and not nothing.
I do. I go Cinema. I read books. I make sport. But somehow there is no... well I have a lot of ideas for some pictures but no picture is "worth" for drawing. And thats really sad, when I compare to last year where I drew everything what was going up in my mind...
People usually do what they want to. You have your answer here -- you no longer find the reward you get for drawing to be worth the effort, so you choose to do something that you find more rewarding. That is not sad. It would be much sadder to continue putting the effort in despite not getting enough reward.
I bet that the problem is that your identity hasn't caught up with your interests yet. You probably defined yourself by being "the person who draws" and now you don't want to draw anymore. So what kind of person are you now? When you find that out, much of the sadness will go away.
You may go back to drawing later when you discover something else in it that interests you. My husband used to play classical guitar, but then he lost interest in classical music and quit. He started playing guitar again when he found out what music he wanted to play.
In any case, don't worry about it. If you go back to it, good. If you don't, it will be because you found something else you like even better.
I don't know how you see (or saw) art. I see it as my main way of communicating and expressing emotions. I couldn't live without it, because a life without it would make me feel suppressed and sad. Even I had times in life my art came to a dead point and I didn't feel like making art anymore, but in the end I just found out that my current style of art wasn't anywhere near my liking anymore, so I tried something new
I think the main reason here of you not getting inspired for art is that because you think doing art and working on it is like WASTING TIME! You should never think this way!! And if you can't just stop thinking this way, you can just set some time in ur schedule like 2 hours every 2 days to draw in! And the other time you do something else!! Get inspired, watch other people's art, say that you want to be brilliant like them, do art and gift them to close people, let them get impressed by ur art if it was good! never give up, just keep on drawing and doing art, I guess its better than doing other useless stuff hehe
Good luck and sorry English is not my main language too
I have these moments! but I don't let them control me I always try to force my self, and believe me when I hold the pencil and the paper I dont stop! Try that! just hold the pencil and the paper and start doodling..
seanv93Featured By OwnerDec 29, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Expose yourself to art as much as you can. Find something to inspire you. What was it that led you to joining this website in the first place? Try to remember what that is, and keep art relevant in your life.
I, too, have been drawing since I could stand, and I have also had my moments when I feel uninspired and unmotivated. We all do. I personally believe that simply looking at art that you like is the best cure for this. Looking at someone else's work of art somewhere along the line in your life is what drove you to want to create, to make something like that. It should work just as well now.
The internet is probably the best (or at least the easiest) source for all kinds of art. Browse Deviantart, even. Spend a good amount of time just looking at drawings, cartoons, movies, comics, whatever kind of stuff you like, and you'll be fine.
I, for example, used to want to be an animator. I still do, actually, but I've just been spending more time making still drawings lately. But cartoons and animation are pretty much the genesis of all of my creative inspiration. Nothing gets me motivated to create something great like watching a good animated film or TV show. One episode of my favorite TV show is usually enough to motivate me to get up right then and there and start drawing at my desk.
Your english if fine. C: I always have a goal. There's always something I want to work on or something I need to improve so that I can create the scenes that I can see in my head but I don't have the skills yet to draw.
Trying something new helps too. For example I always draw people, but I've started putting scenery in. Maybe try drawing something completely new, or a new coloring technique, or entering a contest, or collaborating with someone.