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January 31st, 2009 #1Registered User
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Inspire me, please!
Im having trouble motivating myself to create something... i've been staring at blank canvas for the past couple of days, nothing comes out. Im frustrated. What do i do??
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Dude. Ask yourself, "What do I want to do?"
Make as specific an answer as possible. If it involves the word "create," ask yourself, "how?" If it involves the word "something," ask yourself, "what?"
Develop a series of steps to accomplish it.
Hope that was helpful.
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Try listening to some music. Watch a film. Go for a walk and take a camera with you. Read a book. These are things I find a big help when I'm stuck. I know the feeling of wanting to create, but often I find that sometimes, it's good to take a day out and do something else. Dont try to work when you're frustrated. It only gets worse. Go for a walk.
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Create a frightening series of events that are likely to occur unless you paint and use that as incentive. It works for my job pretty well.
The key points are:
a) be realistic
Aliens abducting your isn't going to scare you. Living on the street as a failure while your friends ridicule you is.
The action (ie, painting) should have a believable (to you, anyway) relation to whatever you're trying to avoid. Ie, not go to work -> get fired -> live on the street
Hope it helps!
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For fuck sake. Grab a bottle of beer, and a big nice glass of whisky (Grant's). Or bottle or whatever. Then look out through the window and hopefully you'll see a tree or two. Are they beautiful or what!! Then continue to look around you. Look at them wrinkles on your clothes, awesomeness. See that birdie flying, brilliant is what it is. And that women over there, nice round womenly shapes. And that old dude with the cool crow feet. Simply look around you and be inspired.
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January 31st, 2009 #12
most of us here have vast libraries(or just a shit load of books!) and magazines, comics, dvds, figures, etc, basically collecting packrats! But, those collections can inspire because we like something about them.
I've got Mazinkisers (sp) a Godzilla figure, a few Lazengers from Revoltech siting on my desk & I'm going to the movies to see Taken starring Liam neeson (sp).
Things I like & enjoy.
My SketchBook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=139784
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."-John Huston, Director
January 31st, 2009 #13
Get yo' ass to a gallery.