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November 8, 2012


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I can't draw anymore... help..?

Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So yeah...

Like, some days ago, I use to draw good. This is the last art I managed to draw like always :

This was on november 3. Since that day, I can't draw. I want to, I have inspiration, and nothing happened. I didn't broke my wrist or hurt myself or anything. Now, I am trying to draw on my tablet, and it's ugly. There is no anatomy, no talent at all. I see what's wrong with it, like I keep making the jaw too long, the musle too big, the eyes misplaced, the leg too long, everything is wrong. And I never made those mistake before. So yeah... It seems like my talent is gone. I cannot do anything beautiful as before.

I tried drawing different things ( tiger, cat, horse, dog, canine, human, elf, anthro ) like I'm use to, it's not working. I cannot draw like I use to some days ago.

So yeah, I even try drawing on paper and all. It's not working.

At first, I thought : Art block.

But I have inspiration and I want to draw D:

So what can I do to stop this nightmare?!

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Squishhheh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My drawings are generally pretty mediocre anyway but whenever I get art block and feel like nothing I draw is coming out right, I take it as a hint from my brain to try new styles and to re-learn some basic techniques :) I usually can spend up to a week just doodling and trying new styles of my art until I find one that I like then I attempt to apply the technique to whatever sketch I've started on :D The key is to not get frustrated and to make the most out of the unwanted art block :D For me it usually comes out better in the end as my art improves from the new techniques and skills I learnt and refined whilst in the art block :D

Good luck! Im sure you will come out of it soon!! :D
Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I can't draw anymore...
You should deal it as soon as possible though, it sucks to be unable to draw. If I have to based off my personal experience, maybe there's something troubling you? I kind of change my drawing materials or putting myself in a weird or new environment & it helps me draw for a little bit.

Good luck on your quest!
Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AugustFox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, I think in a situation like this, it might be good just to take a little break from drawing. This doesn't mean stop doing anything artistic whatsoever, just don't focus on beautiful finished pieces of work. You could always do some other artistic activity, like sewing or scrap booking, or any activity you'd like. You can also do some simple 15-20 minute sketches a day. Then, when you feel like you're ready to go back to finishing full pieces, go ahead. If you're still having trouble, use some references. That's the fantastic thing about the internet; we have access to so much information and so many photos. Also, there's always the option of sending a sketch to someone and have them do some redlines for you.

And if you ever have a problem with inspiration, a great thing to do is go listen to songs you used to listen to when you were younger, or just songs you haven't listened to in a while. Those are sure to spark up some ideas.

Anyways, I hope this wasn't really tl;dr, and I hope you're able to get out of this little drawing rut soon. Best of luck! :hug:
Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww thank you very much!
friesianloverl2K Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been having the same problem, I drew a really amazing dog back in September, but since then everything I've drawn looks horrible. The only kinda good thing I've drawn since the dog has been a pop-tart. :(
Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww D:
blazingrunaway Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
November the 3rd; the post that I'm making right now in my timezone is as of November the 9th which is 6 days apart. That's okay for a gap between drawings unless you have to do art for a class. =x

I get that feeling here and then but here's how I usually cope with it:
- Find new songs to listen to through YouTube, it helps spark up my imagination on what I want to draw accordingly to how a song goes

- Re-watch old shows/movies that you used to like watching when you're young

- Look at other artist work for inspiration

- Look at tutorials around on the web and give them a try even if you're not looking for help from it specifically

- If you're an open-minded person about art (I don't just look at anime drawings I also look at other kinds of art like photography, paintings, animation, comic art, prints, etc; I do my best to be a varied artist :B), try out new stuff (as in, out of what you would usually do) and experiment. Heeps of fun and it'll help you expand your knowledge about other stuff too. In my opinion, I think people shouldn't restrict themselves into looking at just one category of art (seen it way too often nowadays); I don't know how they can do that. D:

- Don't force yourself to draw and just relax -- Constantly putting the thought that you want to draw causes even more stress on your mind which restricts the inspiration to draw even more

I hope this helped!
Kasamm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

It's november 9th here too! the november 3 thing is the date where I've lost my ability to draw propertly :)

Well! Thanks for the tip I will definitely try a bunch of the, :)

Thanks for your time!
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