Since developing/playing games is one of the forms of media/art I work in, playing games actually helps improve the quality of my art. Plus sometimes it'll give me ideas for writing. Granted, I don't play -all day-. I usually play for somewhere between 1-4 hours, sometimes more if I am talking to someone in the meanwhile or really into a game.
I've been gaming more than drawing lately as I've been in a cruddy place as I've been unemployed and a lot of my art motivation went away. But I'm sorting things out as I got a job (yay) so I'm trying to work on more art.
To be honest, it depends on my mood. There are some days where I can't stop drawing or writing and I feel very productive. Other times, I can't resist that sweet sweet sound of gaming music, bright lights, and interactive monster battles. Still, even in my most inspired moments I probably spend more time gaming. Games are just so fun and addicting.
That's a good way of thinking about it! I also think that games, like books and stuff, is a good way to immerse yourself in something, especially if it's similar to what you like drawing. Sometimes I just feel like I never draw which would defeat the purpose haha.
I only paint for work these days which is usually around 20 hours a week. Unless It's Friday or Saturday gaming is taking most of my time after sleeping. My time of 8 hour days painting are over, I never want to return to those, grueling work started to make me hate it.
I totally can relate to that feeling. I often feel like gaming but then again I think ''nah, I should use my time in a more productive way and draw something.'' So usually I spend my free time drawing. I rarely dare to play video games lately because I feel like I'm being so unproductive, so max is 1 hour a day but normally none at all. And yet there are still so many games I'd love to play. I hate my bad conscience lol.
Hm that is a difficult question....it depends , sometimes I spend more time gaming and other days I am way more focussed on art and there are times when its nicely balanced However I cant really tell how much time I spend on it....I allways loose track of time when drawing or gaming O.o
I used to game for like 4-5 hours and *maybe* do art for 1-2 hours. I've managed to switch those around, so now I draw 4-5 hours and game 1-2 hours, if at all, and I'm getting a lot more done for it! I also don't feel like some kind of lazy slacking weasel for wasting all my time