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When was the last time you had one? I'm talking artistically, which means that you should be able to overcome and turn it into motivation/inspiration if you know what's good for you. An artistic kick in the ass.
I've had a few minor ones these past months, but fresh in my mind is the Spectrum show at Society of Illustrators. If anything ever made me feel like I'm not working hard enough... I think there's actually still a red mark from where it kicked me. As of today I'm redoubling efforts.
What about you all, I know that it's happened to all of us and a number of times!
I did.. looking at too much Hyung Tae artwork... made me realize, that I have my own style, and I need to stop trying to emulate every new artists I see.
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i recieved my last one about one month ago and as usual it was a client providing the buttkick.
Mostly its because restrictions that evolve from the production methods for the final product (too many details for a clean tshirt print, too many shades of one colour on a 2-colour print etc)...
I send in a picture, the picture gets refused, I get grumpy, begin to brainstorm, solve the problem and end up with a new approach to art and new working methods.
I think its a good thing though.. keeps me on my toes and I gain more and more experience when working for different mediums. Without those assignments I'd still be scribbling half-assed knights and dragons with bad anatomy, gruesome linework and no colour, hehehhe.
"How do you know you're good enough?" "You know." "What if you're wrong?" "You find out."
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I always get a kick in the ass whenever I checkout the sketchbook section and realise how much work I gotta do. That's why I spend most of the time in the lounge!
I had the same feeling at the show Dave. As soon as I walked into the Spectrum show I knew I had to make that experience happen for me somehow. I guess that would happen to any artist who walks into a room full of the greatest illustrators alive...
shit.... i gotta start kicking myself...
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Sometimes I find that I'm kicking myself too much and not enjoying my work.