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Hi, before starting I know: I've seen these threads on here too and rolled my eyes at them (also searched through them before posting this)... But here goes.
I usually can't draw if I don't have some sort of personal project (ergo, a goal of a final outcome) to base my drawings / research on. I've had quite a few ideas in the past, and thought they were creative... and spent hours on end working on them. I loved drawing, this was a couple years ago... though I'd still been enjoying my own projects up until recently.
For some reason now, I just can't seem to think of anything creative or find anything inspiring... and when I feel like drawing, for some reason my drawings turn out crapper than usual and I just get frustrated and put off by it. It's really odd since I'm nowhere near a good enough artist to get this aggravated. It used to be a hobby I adored, now I have to struggle to even FEEL like drawing... and once I feel like doing something... when I start drawing my mind just roadblocks and I can't think of any neat ideas to put to paper: crap result -> frustration -> putting pencil down.
I'm mainly looking for things that you guys have found inspiring, or methods you've developed to help you overcome this when it happens. Any help would be incredibly appreciated, thanks for reading my rant. Looking forward to the boot-up-the-arse. Haha...
I can't imagine anything before drawing, But I have very powerful Pareidolic brain, So I use my brain power to inspired and generate ideas!
I just open Corel Painter and make some mistakes with Artist's Oil, then I see illusion of peoples, cities, aliens, reptiles, pyramids and things like that .. So I catch them and just paint over them, finally join all this concepts together and you have nice idea!
I'm not good or talented artist, but checkout Prince of Persia concept in my sketchbook, I use this method.
Sorry about language!
Last edited by Cron; November 2nd, 2009 at 07:18 AM.
Read a book, and then paint a picture. That's all you need to do to.