How to get rid of a drawing artblocka small muttering from Sonja LennonWhat is a artblock?
Ever gone to your drawing appiratus looked at the blank canvas in front of you and thought 'What the hell am I meant to draw?'
Or you start drawing and you feel like it isn't upto your usual standards? Well this is what artist's refer to as a 'artblock'
It can be very frustrating and can last for ages.
Hopefully today I will give you a insight on how to try and overcome a artblock, so you can carry on being creative and happy.Take a step back
Thats right kids, before you decide to throw your dummy out the pram and claim to never create art again, back away from the piece of paper.
Switch some music on, have a chat with a friend, read a book, play a video game...something to take your mind off art for a while.
When you are calm and feeling inspired again, at this point you may take a step forward.Find inspiration
Inspiration can be found anywhere, DA has thousands of artists to get your creative juices flowing. Take a walk outside, with your sketchbook
and sit down and draw when you see something that catches your eye. Maybe some song lyrics conjure images in your head, sketch them. These
drawings dont need to be par to your normal standards so don't get angry if you think they turn out rubbish. If something good does comes out
of your inspiration, then congratulations you have overcome a artblock.Search DA
I personally try to fill out as many of these 'meme's' to help me through a artblock, they are fun to do so again don't take it seriously.
I also look through my fave artist's galleries for techniques, I will find a picture I like and look at the shading, colouring and techniques,
the artist has used. I will then try to figure out how they did it on a painter program, or traditonal wise, how they got that effect on paper by experimenting.
If it turns out how you hoped, awesome not only have you created something, you've learnt a new technique and can apply that in future pictures from now on.
If you've tried your best to figure out and it just isn't happening on your canvas, why not just ask the artist how they did it. Of course don't
be upset if they don't respond. Ask for help
Ask your friends, post in the forums, there are specialist groups that are willing to help a deviant with their art. Just as
long as you listen and don't argue back if they say something you don't wanna hear.
They're are some really nice people out there who will be happy to help if they can spare the time, so why not take advantage, you might just learn a skill along
the way, and maybe make a new friend.Final thought
If you've tried all this and nothing still comes about then try a new hobby, learn to bake, maybe try writing, or even beome a horticulturist. Theres loads of
fun stuff for you to try.
Thankyou for reading my way of dealing with a artblock. I hope I've encouraged somebody to take a step in dealing with the artblock monster and overcoming it.
If anyone has a technique for getting rid of artblock not mentioned above, leave a comment. I always like hearing new ways.