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hey everyone, alright so i really love drawing. but lately iv noticed that when i begin to draw i stay there sitting for along time thinking about things to draw...sometimes nothing comes out??
so i want to kno what to do to like up my imagination or something??
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You beat me to it.
I think a downside to being so industry focused is you tend to think too much of what you SHOULD be drawing, rather than what you want to. Imagione yourself as a kid again, what would you want to be drawing then?
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There's your problem. Don't think, just draw. If you don't know what to draw, put the pen in your hand and just start moving it. Even if you end up with nothing but mindless scribbles, it's better than a blank piece of paper.
many ideas come during the drawing process, not before that... it's true for writing and other things too (I experienced it when I made 256 bytes programs). the artwork creates itself thing. it works for beginners with tiny imaginations too. one draw some lines and an idea emerges... at least I work this way, I have no own ideas from scratch, other things inspire me.
well, this situation could be very serious if there's some deep cause in the artist's mind... changing may be very tough then. I can't express myself well now, I became too sleepy and my English isn't good enough for this anyway.
(my own problem is much simpler, I don't draw enough. I never did, I'm still a beginner. if there's no other way, I even get sleepy too early in the evening. it won't be an easy fight with my chaotic self.)
ANOTHER inspiration thread!!!!!
lol Carl, and I clicked this thread cause I saw you replied, thinking you had poured down your deepest thoughts on the subject, so i could learn something from you again.
I guess you did, and I did
Last edited by NightVision; October 9th, 2008 at 06:03 PM.
Hmmm, when I wander conceptart, my problem is that I can't NOT be inspired. It's usually one hell of a bad day if I can browse through Finally Finished and not find something that makes me say "damn, I wanna draw".
On the flipside, I have never been inspired after asking people how they keep the inspiration rolling....
I usually peruse my huge folder of images, drawings and photos that I thought were cool in the past and try to get ideas from it, either do searches on those ideas or think about the construction of those images and their approach in regards to color, perspective, style. What's the source of their initial idea?
I love Samurai, Iaido, the Hagakure, Kurosawa, and structurally I'd like to get better at doing dynamic foreshortened fighting poses, it's my current premise for inspiration. My latest thing has been looking at photos of the Jidai Matsuri in Kyoto Japan on Flickr, or the Festival of Ages. Basically it's a parade of people in authentic Japanese garb throughout the centuries, all the costumes together well worth over $25 million.
I find one thing tends to lead to another in a kind of neural net of what I want to explore and research: Traditional Garb -> Jidai Matsuri -> Miko -> Maiko -> Geiko -> Japanese Countryside. From these I try to glean pattern, style, color schemes, the philosophy and gist, and try to put my own spin on things. Knowing the rules before I break them.