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: Loss of Inspiration!

06-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Hey guys! I'm no where near an artist yet, maybe just call me... a doodler. But nonetheless... for the last couple of weeks I am at a loss for inspiration!!
Where do you guys find your inspiration most? Dreams? Being outdoors? Fantasies of any sort? Political issues? Beauty in the commons?

Thanks everyone! ANYTHING at all is appreciated!

06-17-2013, 09:52 AM
Hello ArtAndPeace! (as opposed to war?)

While I have no real answer for you, I'd like to explote possibilities:

Possibly, you need rest. Embrace this rest.
Possibly, your mind is germinating something profound. Expect great things!
Possibly, this is just part of everyone's cycle of ebb and flow. Ebb until you flow again.
Possibly, you're just a little hungry. Eat!
Possibly, you're instead kinda full. Empty yourself so that you may be filled again.

Sometimes when I experience a block, rut or funk, I'll break it down to just drawing primary shapes....or draw with gloves on...or draw silly to tickle myself, turn on (or off) music, because uptightness will only extend the season of blockage.

Good luck!

06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
Thanks! I just finished my last exam today and my goal for the summer holidays is to do a charcoal sketch each day (hopefully the practice will help me improve and will bring back some inspiration. On the other hand, eating always sounds pretty dang pleasant! :D I appreciate your help!