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    What keeps you going and gets you started

    What do you like to do whilst you paint / draw that keeps you returning to your projects?

    I like to drink green tea and playstation when i need breaks.
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    I seem to be okay as long as I have somekind of background noise. Be it some music or a movie, etc. I also tend to take a lot of smoke breaks since no one I live with will allow me to smoke anywhere in the house. lol
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    red bull and good music has been working for me.
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    i used to smoke cigarettes, i find alot of artists take alot of stimulants. Like coffee and cigarettes to give themself a boost. or heavier..............
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    Music, movie in background - keeps me going as I work away. What helps in maintaining my energy levels is weight training.

    So I've never needed more than a cup or two of coffee a day. The only thing that's heavy are the weights. Heh.
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    Chewing gum, music and tea.
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    Usually just some music, of varying genre, depending on mood. And I suppose that bottle of whiskey above my underwear drawer comes in handy from time to time...
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    The usual, online radio stations via Winamp, maybe MST3k on in the background, a soda and the occasional cigarette.

    The thought that some day working two completely unrelated post-undergrad jobs for 60+ hours a week for a barely-liveable wage that have nothing to do with my art career will some day pay off, that's what gets me drawing in the first place. I imagine most of us have big dreams, and it is only the biggest of dreams that get people moving. The thought of actually being able to draw 12-16 hours a day is enough to keep me drawing when I can, and someday I'll get there.
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    music.

    and fear.

    mostly fear.

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    Coffee + music (pink floyd, nine inch nails, led zeppelin)

    Lately i seem to almost always have a guildwars thread minimized to get ideas from. their stuff is the bomb.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oregano View Post
    music.

    and fear.

    mostly fear.

    ~Oreg.
    Around the same here...+Cofee+Beer+Cigarets but mostly... Fear. The sooner I die, the better it is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazDaryl View Post
    i used to smoke cigarettes, i find alot of artists take alot of stimulants. Like coffee and cigarettes to give themself a boost. or heavier..............
    i wish cigs stimulated in me ANYTHING apart from coffing like an old truck.
    During my sketching frenzies i always need music, cigarettes and cups of tea.

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    I have been working on the same personal project, 5 hours a day, almost every day for the past seven years.

    I think the concept of 'drive' begins to fade after a while, it is just something that 'has' to be done, no reason needed, only your dreams.

    Inspiration though comes in every form, limiting what you take in and what might guide you is a dangerous game. One day it is a new soundtrack, a pod cast, an ad, a posting here at CA, fashion, weather, politics.

    If I ever had a piece of Mr. Miyagi advice it would be "Be like sponge" You might find you never have to go looking for 'drive' again.
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