I've found this is true for me at times. When I'm drawing, sometimes I seriously need a break. It means I need to be looking up artwork, studying the "big names" in the fields I'm interested in (and the not so "master" names), and filling my tank with ideas and inspiration. I'm usually doing something with art - whether it be studying it or producing it. Painting works that way for me too - even though I don't like doing it (probably because I suck at it. And I have to wait for paint to DRY before I correct the damn mistakes I made.. Mostly because I have NO clue how to fix mistakes when they're done with wet paint other than adding more paint. The end result is more of a headache than anything.)
Originally Posted by Gibi
Long story short - take a break now and then.
Oh and as for "budgetary cutbacks" - more like sometimes complete removal from curriculum. Schools aim to give all students a quality education, yet cut out subjects like Art and History which are the favorite class, and sometimes sole reason some kids enjoy going to school for whatever amount of time the class happens to be. If I couldn't have taken art in high school, I'd have asked my mom to enroll me in a different school.
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