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    Need Motivation, Inspiration Or just a good Kick in The Ass?, Then look In here

    Hopefully a way to help some people out. Before you go on to read this though I'd like to tell you that since I posted this thread I've realised that the best cure for procrastination and a lack of motivation is just doing. No thinking, no theory but plain old getting up and getting the task done. Try that and it'll take you a long way. P.s If I can personally help in any way then I'll be glad to do so

    God looking back at this... Why are we such idiots when we are younger?

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    So Everyone seems to need life coaching these days. Everyone is searching for motivation or inspiration or just anything to moan about
    Heres a Couple of things to get your ass to work and a couple of things to refer to when feeling down
    I hope This helps some People

    Threads Asking About Motivation and Inspiration In Ca:
    Just Some Words to say.
    You don't really need all the motivation the best way is to just get up and do it. You have to want to improve want to get good and become the best you can be but remember your doing art because you enjoy it so have some Fun.

    Words of Wisdom from Jason Manley

    Stop Whining, Start Working

    The Inspiration Link List by Davi

    The Old man

    Inspirational Artist

    Fuck Yeah

    Finding my inner artist

    Loss of talent.

    Can i overcome my fear?

    Mood and Productivity - How do you cope?

    I want to draw, but just... can't

    Staying Motivated

    Lack of motivation, anxiety depression related to art

    Arrrggghhh, can't concentrate!

    Fear of drawing

    Time, Energy, Inspiration

    How do you get yourself into 'the zone'?

    How do you fight off laziness or lack of motivation?

    A cure for laziness...

    motivation troubles

    How does an artist get motivation back?

    How do you beat de-motivation?

    Help! I may have lost my way

    Creativity Block.... (kind of like writers block but worse)

    Help Me I Seem To Be Stuck!

    Why can't I draw for a long time? Patience and persistance advice anyone?

    maybe its just me

    I cant keep drawing...but i want too!!!

    Lack of inspiration, motivation, drive, moxie etc...

    Motivation needed... help plz!!

    I can't draw under pressure! Um, can you? :o

    Can't get Inspired.

    Art n Motivation

    Lack of Motivation

    Motivation

    Motivation/Coping with Depression

    Artist's solution for loss of motivation?

    Creating a creative atmosphere

    Feeling Worthless as An artist

    Your daily kick in the....

    Great Lessons

    Improving Faster


    Articles about Self discipline, A very good read

    This one has about 6 different pages:
    http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/200...lf-discipline/

    http://www.successconsciousness.com/index_000006.htm

    http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blo...nd-motivation/


    Quotes From Bruce Lee

    Sterling Hundley's Advice blog for Illustrators

    Mr.Delicious Posted Something Pretty amazing about motivation, Highly Recommend Reading this

    Three Rules By dirty_C

    Bobby Chiu's Podcasts

    Belief and motivation

    Words of Wisdom by Jason Manley

    SideBar nation Podcasts

    Put your Mouth Where your Money is

    Self assessment

    Your Ego is a Motivation killer, get rid of it

    Never give up, no matter how discouraging others are. Read this


    21 sickening stastics. Appreciate what you have!


    Inspiration
    The Finally Finished Forum Has Art that will turn you on
    The inspiration thread
    The best of CA, you know their not called the best for nothing
    The Reference Thread Is Filled with Awesome Images
    PicLens, Awesome Addon For FireFox
    Quotes By Artist
    Feeling down? Visit The cheer Me Up thread
    Masterful Drapery Studies
    Painterly Figures
    Loose Sketches I Would Like To Own, This is probably one of my favourite threads for art, a lot of people don't realise how amazing and refreshing a loose sketch can be
    Favourite Artists In Alphabetical Order, add more amazing artist to your inspirational list


    Artist In Ca Who Are motivational
    MindCandyMan
    Sketchbook
    Website

    Hurricane
    Sketchbook
    Website

    Bumskee
    Sketchbook
    Website

    Algenpfleger
    Sketchbook

    Mr.Delicious
    Sketchbook
    Website

    DanielC
    Old Sketchbook1
    Old sketchbook2
    New sketchbook
    Blog


    Dile
    Old Sketchbook
    New sketchbook
    Blog



    Cole Eastburn
    Sketchbook

    Dont Compare your self to others. When your really hitting rock bottom and you're just losing your self take some time out and go through your own sketchbook. Look at it from beginning to end there's no better comparison than yourself, you'll see all your hard work, I think it's the greatest motivation to see your own progress and it gives you drive like nothing else.


    This is all there is for now
    IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE! POST THEM SO I CAN ADD THEM TO THIS! Am always editing this so I'll add your SUGGESTIONS
    I hope this helps someone
    "Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work."
    - Chuck Close


    Edit - including Noah's thread here Stop Whining, Start Working

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    this should be stickied.

    but yet i fear even if it was, it'd be overlooked and wouldnt stop people from posting 'but my situation is different, i need inspiration!'

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Sick post Lilnebo, fucking sick post and a great effort towards the community.. hopefully cleaning up 'some' of the daily-cry-outs about loss of motivation or inspiration etc.

Maybe you should've posted in the lounge, since thats where all people hang around these days : /

awesome post.. and I'm very honored to be mentioned!

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    Thanks lilnebo. I was planning to create such thread but this one is much better than the one I would do. I'll try to post some new good stuff new if I find it.

    but yet i fear even if it was, it'd be overlooked and wouldnt stop people from posting 'but my situation is different, i need inspiration!'
    Yeah. It seems like all they need is individual treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grief View Post
    this should be stickied.

    but yet i fear even if it was, it'd be overlooked and wouldnt stop people from posting 'but my situation is different, i need inspiration!'
    Yes... i knew that too
    But hopefully it will make the numbers smaller
    Who cares as long as it helps some people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dile_ View Post
    Sick post Lilnebo, fucking sick post and a great effort towards the community.. hopefully cleaning up 'some' of the daily-cry-outs about loss of motivation or inspiration etc.

    Maybe you should've posted in the lounge, since thats where all people hang around these days : /

    awesome post.. and I'm very honored to be mentioned!
    Oh I beg this works, If I had a commission for every time there was a lack of inspiration thread

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    You rock! I'm currently a little over whelmed with too much inspiration, but I'm going to dig through some of those links when I get home. Great effort! I think that's worth a thousand times more than mindlessly giving someone a hand out.

    Also your effort inspired me to take an interest and do some research on the holiday. I'm going to make a food donation to my local shelter/pantry on my way home today

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    In return for all the work you put into this, linebo, I'm going to fast today.

    No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary

    Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
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    am i the only one that gets all mad at the motivation threads?..lol
    inspiration i don't mind so much but, motivation?

    i hope im not comming off as a snob, but its really baaaad form to complain about ones own laziness. ..its not cute
    and it is devaluating the Art discussion forum, it seems like the majority of this forum is composed of these threads.

    i think if this is made into a sticky id would be great ....a quick place to refer them all .

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    That's a-lotta motivation.

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    Dude I'm in there. Freakin sweet.

    Fuck yeah.

    Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.

    My Sketchbook: Critics and Comments would be AWESOME.
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    J Wilson: Wow man thats awesome!
    Ilaekae: i really hope you did would be awesome, its a great experince
    Kingshaj: no your not, but its not because they want to just annoy people but more because of their lack of knowledge about the whole subject. If everyone knew you dont even need motivation that much they wouldn't be posting all those threads, So lets just cross our fingers and hope this helps them and every other member of CA who doesn't start a thread when they feel down because well all do.

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    well said, lilnebo

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    thanks for this effort

    In the future, everyone will have 15 minutes of privacy.

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    thanks alot man , i dig bobby chiu , that guy is a wonder , he repaints over his stuff even though sum parts migh not be complete , real good , i think i should do that more often instead of erasing

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    whoaaaaa thanks lilnebo bookmarked!

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    I'm one of those lazy fucks whose afraid to draw but wants to... you know what, starting today, I'll try to do at least one drawing a day. Even if I can't think of anything, I'll stare at my hand and draw it. I'll save those fuckers in a folder, and see how far I progress.

    Good reads here, thanks for the thread.

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    once upon a time i was working like 13 hour days in a warehouse. it was the fucking worst and all i wanted to do when i came home was sleep or veg out, but i always made some art from the time i got home until sleep and i'm so glad I did.

    p.s. FUCK YEAH

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    Both Anthem and Cal are highly inspirational short stories in my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

    Do you Mentler?

    Booting up a new sketchbook.
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    Thanks for the effort, lilnebo! I'll be sure to bookmark this thread and browse through this all when I'm feeling down. I also feel this is worth a sticky!

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    I just have one thing to say to the Mod that stickied this
    I love you

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    Thanks lilnebo for what you've done, I just found this thread today

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    You know, something that helps..

    Uninstall your IM apps. (Msn, aim, icq, Irc)
    Uninstall ALL YOUR GAMES. JUST DO IT.

    Now, the next time you start your computer, you wont have anything else to do except drawing.

    This worked wonders for me

    "Sadly, most artists prefer to give the elite their attention."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawkfox View Post
    You know, something that helps..

    Uninstall your IM apps. (Msn, aim, icq, Irc)
    Uninstall ALL YOUR GAMES. JUST DO IT.

    Now, the next time you start your computer, you wont have anything else to do except drawing.

    This worked wonders for me
    Not true. There are still internet forums (like CA) which can be very distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farvus View Post
    Not true. There are still internet forums (like CA) which can be very distracting.
    I never enjoyed Forums.
    I barely enjoy CA.

    And I did say it worked wonders for -me-
    Not -you-

    "Sadly, most artists prefer to give the elite their attention."
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    i think this thread might get more attention if it were stickied under the stickied threads line. i don't know about others, but my eyes tend to slide right over the stickied threads. putting it in bold in the normal thread area would get more eyes to look at it, im sure

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    I know this may be a bit on the distracting side as youtube always is but I find this guy very inspiring
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPZA...eature=related

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