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'Sup People.

I've read in a few journals that a lot of you are having the occasional "Artist's Block". Ya' know... where you stare at a blank sheet of paper for hours and nothing comes out. It happens. I don't know an artist who hasn't went through it. Some more than others.

Anywho, I'd like to share with you, my friends, what helps me get through it and get that pencil moving again.

1.A.) Grab a magazine with pretty girls in it (whatever floats your boat, eh). Find a cool pose and pick one of your characters or some else's character, like Turra Shibata, to draw in that pose.

1.B.) Grab a comic book, graphic novel (Turra: Bombs and Betrayal) or just a cool book you've read (The Last Ride of Sam Hane) and make the character yours. Then see step 1.A.

2.) Pick a song that you would walk out to if you were in the WWE ("Here I Go" - Mystikal) and set it to repeat on whatever media player you have.

3.) Isolate yourself (as best you can especially if you're married and/or have kids)

4.) Get that pencil moving!!!

This process helps me in those times where I'm drawing a blank (...pun). It's just enough to get me drawing even if the picture is incomplete and winds up under the bed. Once you get those juices flowing you can move on to whatever.

I hope this helps :)


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Dualmask Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm forcing myself out of it by just drawing without worrying about it. Music helps sometimes, as does good anime (Blassreiter FTW) but in the end the best thing to do is to just make yourself do it. Resolve to finish whatever you start and it might suck, but you (or at least, I) feel like something was accomplished.
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SlimmmGoodie Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
more good advice.
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midniteoil Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't been experiencing much Artist's Block lately *knocks on wood*, but I'd like to thank you for the friendly advice anyway :star:

Hope you are doing well:w00t:
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SlimmmGoodie Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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midniteoil Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome:highfive:
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:iconebony-chan:
Great stuff here man. Me I just browse through other artists galleries that usually helps me with my art block. =)
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SlimmmGoodie Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I try that too. Sometimes it works for me. Other times.... I get distracted! ADD is real people!!!! lol
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:iconebony-chan:
Well I also do art trades. I'm in the process of doing a few now. It helps pass the time. =)
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SlimmmGoodie Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
are you dropping a hint....? lol
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:iconebony-chan:
You mean an art trade? Well it's up to you. =)
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