MagicToaster wrote: »
I wake up early and finish early. Also, the amount of thinking I'd do would be minimal. I feel like all my creative energy goes to my job, by the end of the day I'm mentally drained. Does anyone else feel that way?
Maybe I'm totally wrong as to what being a garbage man is like. Perhaps theres a lot of math involved.
But who knows, maybe if I gave up on art the rest of my life would be much more interesting?
Iruka wrote: »
...I watched stranger things out of much obligation.
Peas wrote: »
Oh wow Artgerm is a very generous person
NibCrom wrote: »
Peas wrote: »
Anyone knows what I should do to emulate the lines in photoshop? What kind of brush setting should I use?
The times I tell myself to stop worrying so much about "making it perfect" are the times I end up having the best art breakthroughs. The second I allow myself to relax, to explore and experiment, suddenly the panic gives way to a clarity, things start to come together, and I wonder what I was so worried about in the first place. So many times I've gotten to a point where I feel a piece might be doomed...but pushing through this stage has ultimately ended up in some of my best work. I just need to remember to keep going even if I'm not sure something is going to turn out.
In a way this is similar to me worrying about being lost before the days of phone navigation, when I would be driving to a new place with only a map and some text directions printed out next to me. I would start to get nervous that I'd missed a turn, I'd pull over, only to look at the map and confirm that I hadn't actually gone far *enough*. I told myself (after having done this a number of times) that I should adopt the mentality of "waiting until you KNOW you've gone too far before turning back" as opposed to "waiting until you THINK you've gone too far".
Bringing this back to art, I need to remind myself to "wait until you KNOW the piece isn't salvageable" rather than jumping the gun and abandoning a piece too early because I just I THINK it might not get there....because most of the time, it does. And even if it doesn't, pushing through gives me some valuable lessons in what works and what doesn't. So maybe the next piece I do might actually "get there".
And now all that being said, I'm off to make something awful.
Red_Arremer wrote: »
Merry Christmas Artists' Corner. So how often do you guys have mental breakdowns where you stress about becoming a better artist so hard you get 2 migraines in a week, think that maybe you don't have it in you and you'll never make it only to finally come to the realization that there is no other option. I'm an artist and there's nothing I can do about it and I can't give up ever, have to find the fun again and art until I'm good?