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how do u guys cope with laziness?
i'm always telling myself to draw but the time comes, im too lazy to pick up the pencil. the sketchbook is there, the pencil is there but nothing happens...... damn i feel guilty and disappointed in myself.. and sometimes there is the fear of not being able to draw what u want to achieve or what u expect of yourself..
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Welcome to CA. I'm too lazy to answer your question. What works for me is organising myself.
We have a really big resource for you
Here are the links.
I want to draw, but just... can't
Lack of motivation, anxiety depression related to art
Arrrggghhh, can't concentrate!
Fear of drawing
Time, Energy, Inspiration
How do you get yourself into 'the zone'?
How do you fight off laziness or lack of motivation?
A cure for laziness...
Last edited by Farvus; June 16th, 2007 at 08:01 AM.
thx for the links.. yea nike huh..
Searching the true meaning and purpose of life.
Of course there is much more. I just don't have time for searching. If you know any other "laziness" threads, feel free to post some links
Edit: Maybe we could even create a special forum section for this kind of stuff
Last edited by Farvus; June 16th, 2007 at 01:09 PM.
Someone should just merge all those threads into one gigantic pity party...
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oh thanks mel.....
now I can avoid them all
I only came in here to se e if elwell had some choice words.....
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Ok, I have more frustration threads.
How does an artist get motivation back?
How do you beat de-motivation?
Help! I may have lost my way
Creativity Block.... (kind of like writers block but worse)
Help Me I Seem To Be Stuck!
Why can't I draw for a long time? Patience and persistance advice anyone?
maybe its just me
I cant keep drawing...but i want too!!!
I especially like the name of the last one .
Last edited by Farvus; June 16th, 2007 at 02:56 PM.
simple question, simple answer.. look for "insomania" on youtube.. the vids aleksi made of the event always manage to get me into a sketching frenzy.
now.. if i only could get my scanner to work...
"How do you know you're good enough?" "You know." "What if you're wrong?" "You find out."
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You might also want to check out that "character ideation" DVD that's in the top banner. There's tonnes in there about not wanting to draw for fear of failure. As He says, it's just a sheet of paper, that can't hurt you. And no art police will come to your house to arrest you if you screw up. So the fear of just drawing is irrational.
Last edited by Interceptor; June 16th, 2007 at 04:56 PM.
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Get in a groove. Get in a loose routine. Have a set time for art so that you can prepare for it, set time aside etc. I sketch when I get homea after work, after I eat and while I'm waiting for my food to digest before I work out. Drawing on a full stomach helps for me, plus since I'm home from work I want to do something fun. After that i work out, then the rest of the night is mine to sketch more, play a game, watch tv etc.
I have a "To Do" list that I finish each day before I start drawing, otherwise I just can't because I believe I have other things to do. I turn on my favorite old Hanson cd, take away all other distractions, and then just doodle until I find what I want to do. I think my biggest obstacle is distractions, though, so after I found that out, by setting up my "to do" list really helped.
I don't understand why people get so defensive and snide whenever somebody asks for help or advice on here about this sort of thing. Maybe lazy just isn't a good word, or even simple lack of motivation. The motivation and desire is there for a lot of people it seems, but they just can't bring themselves to start a new piece and perhaps it really just boils down to a fear of failure for some people, but even if it is just laziness or lack of motivation why treat the topic with sarcasm and hostility? is that really helping anyone? or just making the one who started the topic feel worse? for all we know it could be a form of depression that's making them unable to pick up the pencil. maybe they just want to hear a few words from others about what they do to overcome this thing that has affected every single human being in the history of our species in some way or another at some point in their lives.
Though I do sympathize with this guy, there are so many topics out there (including recent ones) that he could have bumped, added to or otherwise commented in. Not that he's clogging the tubes of the internet with another thread or anything...
I've lost my point. Carry on.
Whenever I catch myself hanging around in the Lounge, I realize I'm doing something wrong in that aspect.
a better work environment does it for me, I find that if you have a better work environment you're more productive. See me I'm lazy, so when I have distractions like the comp and tv I fall under their spell, if you're in an environment where you know you're gonna work and one that is pro active then you'll get more done. Thats why people have 'studios', right?
check out the podcasts
Last edited by Dan.v.D.; June 19th, 2007 at 06:21 PM.
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