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    laziness

    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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    nike.....

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    thx for the links.. yea nike huh..

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    We have a really big resource for you
    that all? are those just the ones from this week?

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    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

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    Farvus:
    Someone should just merge all those threads into one gigantic pity party...


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    oh thanks mel.....

    (sarcasm smily)

    now I can avoid them all
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    related macrocat!


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    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...


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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    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 in you screw up. So the fear of just drawing is irrational.
    That still sticks with me - all of it. I expected to hear him talking about line quality and values and anatomy, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear him touching this subject so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    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 in you screw up. So the fear of just drawing is irrational.
    Damn that's it, Ima buy that. Been staring at it for waaaaaay too long.

    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.

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    I got to watch those agains.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepulverture View Post
    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.
    Well said. I think we've all stared at our blank sheets of paper from time to time. I think the hostility comes down to the prevelance of these topics and the slight shift CA seems to have taken recently. It looks like there are more of the 'useless' kinds of topics here (simple questions, spam, things you'd expect from a gaming forum) and I think some people are fed up.

    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.

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    Whenever I catch myself hanging around in the Lounge, I realize I'm doing something wrong in that aspect.

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    OMG guys halp me!! I have this hobby that i really hate and therefor have no motivation for it so logically I should just stop doing it and find something I do love but... how do i get in the zone???

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Farvus:
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    now thats a GOOD idea. we'll have to sticky it too.

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