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    motivation troubles

    I'm having issues motivating myself to sketch, 3d work or just art related. How do you guys get yourself out of a slump? How do you motivate yourself and keep it going? I need some help....
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    I check my bank account
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    Punch yourself in the face
    I cant be motivated to get out of bed
    Its like getting a job or something difficult
    Sometimes i drink lots of tea and smoke lots then my motivation comes at 2am
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    you could try the fifty seven other threads on exactly the same topic.
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    The work on this site is'nt motivation enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waronmars
    you could try the fifty seven other threads on exactly the same topic.
    Silly Waronmars! That would involve being focused enough beyond one's own ego to actually SEARCH, rather than merely selfishly start a new thread about the same topic yet again, since a lack of motivation evidently also applies to seeing if just possibly someone else might have had the situation happen to them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    The work on this site is'nt motivation enough?
    I think the work people have put up on this site is pretty unmotivating - its not gonna make you pick up a pencil if youre struggling with being shit at art.

    If some person puts up a design "oh this is some concept for a dwarf" and you think "hmm maybe i should draw some concept stuff like that" then youre going to run into problems

    You should draw because it relaxes you and makes you happy thats the best place to start, not by wanking over someone elses work
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    that's what makes me draw though. Is seeing "Oh shit, look at the competition"
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    can we please put a sticky of this, including a generic "im blue cause i cant paint for poo", then everyone pitch in with suggestions to counter such feelings? not to be insensitive toward you, mr bleed, but its true that this has been said at least a couple o hundred times.
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    At first I was not motivated enough to reply (and no one would have known my lack of motivation), but then I read l.e.b.'s post.
    motivation troubles
    I think tens or even dozens of people get motivation to draw from this site (I mean, with almost 30,000 members, someone's gotta want to redraw that dwarf). While people have the joy in their hearts, it may not have a focus in which to manifest itself as more than a desire. Sometimes it takes an image that instills that little extra push that gets folks drawing.
    Quote Originally Posted by l.e.b.
    I think the work people have put up on this site is pretty unmotivating - its not gonna make you pick up a pencil if youre struggling with being shit at art.
    I certainly respect that you have your own opinion, but the art on this site does make me pick up a pencil (I need war's poster), so I can say you're wrong. It may not dust your pantyhose, but none of us completely represent the whole of humanity, so speaking as such is pretty presumptuous.

    OK, now I'm motivated. Off to ChOW!
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    i motivate myself by reading how unmotivated everyone else is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l.e.b
    I think the work people have put up on this site is pretty unmotivating - its not gonna make you pick up a pencil if youre struggling with being shit at art.

    If some person puts up a design "oh this is some concept for a dwarf" and you think "hmm maybe i should draw some concept stuff like that" then youre going to run into problems

    You should draw because it relaxes you and makes you happy thats the best place to start, not by wanking over someone elses work
    I'm sorry, you seem to have made an extreme misjudgment in your surroundings, if you are expecting this site to motivate you to pick up a pencil if you are struggling with being shit at art.

    That is NOT EVEN the purpose of this website!

    Reality Check, l.e.b. :
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley
    We are a web community of artists who are here for one purpose. We want to help each other learn about art, provide the best place to showcase work, further our art educations, and to meet other artists from around the world.
    If you don't have even enough motivation to make an effort to check out the site you are so busy putting down, you most certainly are not going to find the motivation to pick up a pencil or stylus, and actually draw something...It's kind of like the Nike shoe motto, "Just do it."

    What we do here, is help your being shit at art improve, by "wanking over" someone's art. That's how those who seriously want to improve their skills learn what looks wonky, and what skill deficiencies they need to work on improving.

    But no, this is not the place to find that magical "spark" of inspiration to actually make you do something. That is something you either have or you don't, and no website, book, class, seminar, museum, or forum can give it to you. They can only help the spark become a brightly burning flame of creativity...

    So, if your fragile, unmotivated, little ego can't appreciate this site, don't expect the situation here to change because of it. Motivation has to start with a conscious internal choice to improve, not a lazy expectation of external encouragement. Around here, those are called "asspats," and while they do exist in various forms, they are not the main "motivating" consideration or educational method of choice of ConceptArt.Org.

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    i am unmotivated right now because after years of drawing all the time and getting better all the time i suddenly realized i was not getting any better. and so i pretty much gave up. it's probably been about 2 years since i drew constantly and actually enjoyed it(with a few expections). i am still able to pick up a pencil and sketch something at least recognizable, thankfully, so i am starting getting back into it again. and this time better. i am trying to draw things that i have never drawn before and research things and learn new things to help me get better at what i like to draw. say, anatomy, i am almost completely self taught and everything i learned anatomy wise i just picked up by looking at people and seeing how their bodies were. but even with that i am not great at doing it properly, just better than some. so now i am downloading and saving all these pictures of muscles and bones and the like to get better at it.
    but when i try to draw i get so fucking frustrated that my hand will not do what i see in my head and i stop. i checked out mindcandyman's sketchbook the other day so i know that if i just practice and really put effort into it i can be as good as i've always wanted to be. but there are just little things here and there that discourage me and make me stop and never draw again. i love art and i so want to create beautifully like many here do, though, so i keep trying. i just don't have the motivation lately, i don't know if it's because of my state of mnid right now or what, but it irritates the shit out of me.
    also i got to mess around with a wacom tablet for awhile and i really enjoyed it because it allowed me to be as anal as i wanted to be with my drawing and there was no smudging and always the ability to fix a fuck up easily. and then when i didn't have it to use anymore i got frustrated that i could not do with pencil and paper what i could on the computer. i guess i am being lazy or something but i just really liked the control i had over my sketches. so i need to get my ass down to office depot or something and just buy one.
    but maybe if i kept at drawing regularly i wouldn't have those problems. i don't know. i am a big ball of frustration when it comes to drawing lately.

    excuse the long rant-post thing.
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