Well, I hope your life gets better soon, sweetie. :/ (Please don't take that name the wrong way; I call many people names like "sweetie" a lot of the time in a totally not-weird way). When I'm feeling upset I like to take my feelings and put them into a story. But the stories are about other people in other situations, situations with a better shoulder to cry on, more hope, etc.. Now, admittedly, I've never had depression, and I know I can't understand how hard that must be to deal with. Also, if you don't really like writing, then I would suggest painting, specifically watercolours (I find the way they flow very helpful and relaxing). But I really hope you start feelin' better. I'll pray for ya, hon. Now, keep your head up, 'k?
The pencil just seems too rough whenever I get depressed or emotional so I don't vent through my drawings. Instead I write it down, it's somehow much easier to convey it through words, or a combination of many gifs. Other times I listen to podfics and take a walk, or just generally rot away my time blogging around the net. ^^'''
Listen to some music. Let all your problems fly away for now. Forget about everything. Think as if everything's perfect. Live as if it's your last day. Yes, art is a very GREAT way to vent out. Keep it going.
I draw really odd things when I'm feeling emotional. They aren't overt - it's not like gore or murder or giant hearts or anything - they're just strange. Big floral abstract designs and the human figure surrounded by meaningless patterns and such.
I guess this is an expression seeing as I never draw abstracts normally, but I don't even understand what it is... It isn't much of a conscious thing, either. I start drawing and the picture I meant to make segways into this strange thing I have when I'm finished.
Personally the biggest way I vent emotion is by listening to music that reflects my mood. I can listen to whatever music normally without getting emotional, but having emotional music sort of magnifies the feeling - makes it easier to let it out.
When you're down, try being impulsive. Do what you feel like doing on a dime if it won't hurt you or anyone else, and see how it makes you feel - eventually you'll find something that will help you vent.
Also, don't think about venting as being unproductive. I've done that. You need to remember that taking care of yourself - emotionally and physically - is your job above all else. If you can't do that, you can't be productive later, so make yourself a priority.
Well what is art if not an outlet for emotion? So yeah, I guess I vent through art. But when I'm feeling down it doesn't mean I make sad or depressing art. My emotions just get me in the mood to draw in general!
sometimes I don't feel like it either but if I come up with a picture in my head that I feel captures what I'm feeling, I just want to draw it. Even if you don't feel this doesn't mean your not an artist, everyone is just different. I think sometimes you just need to wait for it to pass.