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Lost interest in drawing

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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Artist
Over the past few days,I haven't been drawing as much as I used to. This ISN'T me,guys.The only thing I really wanna do is play flash games and watch Smosh.I HATE this.Please help,I need a solution
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Turn off all electronic devices for a week....this includes cell phones, ipods, TV's, computer etc.

They can eat your creativity.
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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
I'm 13...I can't live without all that crap,that's what grounding does
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PMMurphy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooooohhhhhhh.

your 13.

Do what you want and dont stress about it. Your going to have tons of interests and even "passions" as you grow up. Maybe drawing just isn't your thing. You don't have to do hobbies on a regular basis and you can still keep them.

As for getting motivated again. This is what i do. Just start randomly drawing lines on a sheet a paper in random shapes and shade them radomly. If an idea pops in your head of what to draw go with it without question. Or just continue making random shaded lines until you fill the whole page, then move on to the next sheet of paper.
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MyRaInBoWs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something I like to do.. Is just take a break. If it lasts longer than a week I try to draw one of my friends and that helps get me back into drawing
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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
It has been a week
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BasicallyRuuun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I look to my favourite artists for inspiration/motivation to draw ouo. a kind of, 'im never going to be as good as them unless i give myself a kick up the butt :I' kind of deal. Then I pick an area that maybe im not so good at, hands for instance |D, or something completely out of my comfort zone like anthros, maybe they dont turn out perfect.. but because theyre not perfect it gives me the motivation to practice them until theyre up to standard, y'know what i mean ;w;?
If none of that is helping, take a few requests, that sort of forces you to start drawing again since people will be waiting for their art. most of the time its best not to force it though. im rambling, hope at least some of this helps c:
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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Artist
Visit my gallery and look at my journal.I have requests and yet no one asks:(
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BasicallyRuuun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I posted that i had opened requests on :iconfreegiveaways: and it was quite a good way to advertise c: I got a few requests through that! So maybe give there a go ouo/
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that for some people, the desire to draw comes in ebbs and flows. I have gone months without really drawing and then have had a period where there is nothing else I want to do and this feeling can last for another few months as well. Sometimes creativity needs a break. Doing other things can be good for the process.
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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
One summer ago,I had stopped drawing and paid more attention to gaming.And when I started doing it again,I SUCKED.
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...sorry to hear that. I'm sure the desire to draw will come back. Sometimes it just takes some random, out of the blue inspiration.
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YSLiao Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Same happens to me, now I just want to play computer games. Games did get some art out of me in the form of fan art. If nothing else they let me practice different techniques since I'm not as precious about fanarts as I would about my own original work, and just keep the rust off my hands.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have down times, too. And it always is a little frustrating.

One thing I found helps is to do abstract doodles. You can't do it while you're playing games, but when you're sitting around doing nothing else with your hands....

It just keeps you in training. And you'll produce some abstract doodle work, which can be really fun.
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LILI-exec Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, just relax. Don't force it.

If you want to draw something, draw some fanart of the games you're playing, or Smosh? Or if it's creativity you're craving for, try listening to non-vocal music.
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KaeLikesCheesecake Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Maybe do fan arts of Smosh and your favorite video games. That might work.
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narutokunobessed Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Un plug the computer, and get away from your house.

Draw something out side.
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Be patient with yourself, try instead of drawing to do something else creative. Maybe it could be a good thing if you were to line up some projects for yourself, like some big projects of say, something you admire, or a christmas present for any of the people you love. It seems like sometimes the tide is in, the water is high and its easy to draw, other times the tide is out, the water is low, but if you wait, you'll be back :)
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
ok, first get head out of sphincter, then draw.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Digital Artist
No one can help you find a way to be motivated. It's kind of one of those things you either decide to do or not.

If you're not drawing and want to draw more, the answer would be to draw more. Nothing else is going to help you unless someone stands next to you and forces you to do it, which none of us is going to do.
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VersusVenus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Artist
Do u always answer ppls replies with sarcasm or do u just not like me
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
That honestly wasn't sarcastic, but I do a lot.

Motivation is not something that someone else can find for you. You just have to do it. That's a fact. Take the advice or don't.
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