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    What gets you motivated?

    I only feel motivated and patient enough to draw for, say, 15, 30 minutes. I've read that it isn't sheer volume of drawn sketchbooks that will improve you, but doing things you'd feel motivated drawing, and learning. I don't feel motivated to draw for large period of time... and I don't. What about you?
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    Fun.

    Maybe you ought to fit in more drawing activities that you personally find fascinating.
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    Failure. It's the best wake-up call.
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
    has imagined, he will meet with a success
    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau
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    Art can either be stress inducing or stress relieving. When art is stress relieving (like when I'm drawing for fun) I can draw forever. When art is stress inducing (like when drawing for a project, or when I get excited about how a picture is turning out and I worry about screwing it up) then I start to run into walls.
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    ditto what bammer said,and right now the new artists added on top of the forum motivates me tons.

    only 3 more spaces left! go go sketchbook!
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    Always think about:
    lighting! design! perspective! proportion!
    And (self)motivation is still everything.
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    Manley...
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    My thoughts exactly Bammer, same thing happened several times to me.

    The secret? Drawing for fun.
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    draw things you are interested in... I started drawing by filling pages with boobs err... anatomy...
    ▄▀▄▀▄▀■ - GORILLA ARTFARE - ■▀▄▀▄▀▄
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    What motivates me:

    -The Concept Art Atelier. I need only to glance through one of the Atelier threads for my fingers to start itching to draw, so my portfolio will be strong enough to get in once the current batch of students gets through. Also, it gives me a reason to stick to my job, so I can save up some cash to be able to live in San Francisco while paying $600 a month for my education.
    -The Guild Wars threads in the Finally Finished section. The prospect of one day being in a team of artists as talented as that is a real motivator for me.
    -The encouragement of fellow ConceptArt.orgies. It's nice to know that people like my art and that the work I'm putting into my art is getting noticed.
    -And finally, the general idea of one day getting paid to do what I love.
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    Except for art, it's good to be interested in other things. For example if you're interested in dinosaurs or spaceships then you can draw them for hours and never get bored. This way the learning will also become part of the fun.
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    Artists that are better than me. They push me to kick it up a notch. Sometimes the opposite happens though. I third Bammer and second Otis. Lots of things motivate me but these stick out.
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