the artists who never fail to get me out of my art block are Junji Ito and Masayuki Taguchi, [link] and [link] respectively. The two of them, especially Taguchi, have traces of the "manga" style, but feel so... different. It opens up a lot of ideas for me at least. Not sure if they're you're style, but hey, good to try something different huh?
Do you like anime? Try drawing combat scenes, mix up characters, genderbend, etc.
Do you like more Western Graphic stuff? Again, genderbend some superheros. Or have heroes exchange costumes (imagine... the Joker wearing the Superman suit...)
Do you prefer creating original stuff? Try personifying abstract concepts in sets (7 Sins, parts of speech [verb, adjective, etc], Tarot cards...)
Maybe you don't want to draw people? Draw a setting. Maybe a video game world you'd like? Or someplace you'd love to live? Or maybe your ideal pet? Or a fakemon? take a concept and a handful of trait and make something.
How about realism? Draw your favorite shoes, or your watch. How about drawing the last item you used (computer/tablet/what ever you're using now doesn't count)? ---
Draw the anime I liked? done that want new stuff that I dont like or never knew
Do I like Western Graphic stuff? yes I do drew them before in my old account
Do I prefer creating original stuff? yes I always do that My whole life was my oc's I want to stop drawing them for a while..
Maybe I don't want to draw people? My tablet is not working cus I dropped from the stairs by accident. I always did painting game and settings and that stuff. but photoshop is the only software I paint with and it wont work properly with my tablet so..Im stuck with that (wating for my new one to come)
realism? Nah I dont do that for some personal reasons
-------------------------------------------------------- But thanks for your help though, I thought I might do tarot cards or months , holidays and 7sins. I never finished doing those things on my old account so I will finish them this time. again thank you
Also, you don't have to use a tablet....You could pick up paint, or markers, or any other sort of traditional.
Personally, when I have an artblock I either doodle or gesture sketch random people. That's what helps me, also I believe sketching/drawing/painting from real life can do wonders for your art/skillz, but that's just me. I believe very highly in the power of observation ^^ Also, when I have an art block I try to learn different techniques and tricks and try to learn new things to improve my art.
Hah.. this does sound weird to everyone but as Muslim I prefer not to draw realistically only in game art. It's said that it's better to draw things that aren't exactly the way you see in real life.
I used to use a mouse but I got too much wrist pain that Im stuck with using my tablet. I dont do traditional art anymore cus It's always a mess ( I cant find copics in my country. I looked everywhere!!!)
Im trying out digital art styles that I never use or have used to a certain content. Im a painter but this time im going for digital art only techniques. IO hope I will get over with this block so I can continue my art...
yeah, just make a list of your favorite shows/books/comics and draw from them. I personally like black butler... but that's just me. So many frilly, lacy things in that anime/manga that I just can't resist lol.