I'm having trouble getting motivated to do art. Some days I feel like I can start and keep going for hours, some days I can't start for a minute. Do you have any tips or anything to help me get back into my groove?
Hi anon, I completely understand how you feel. ;v; Motivation is hard to come by these days, especially when there are so many distractions surrounding us and it’s inevitable that it happens. However, there are a few things I try to remember in order to not let that motivation slip away.
It’s gonna be a long post so it’ll be under the cut!
Also, here’s the TL;DR: Make it a habit to practice on something daily, however small or significant it may seem to be, in order to work towards a goal. Stay inspired by being exposed to different forms of art and experiences. Stay positive and be curious.
Goblin Spider by Forest Rogers
Goblin Spider was inspired by a folktale and traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Elaborate hairpins made me think “legs,” of course. I also noticed that many beauties were depicted holding a bit of folded fabric or tissue in their mouths. This was a come-hither symbol, sufficiently demure to get past court censors but widely understood as erotic (don’t attempt it with Bounty Duratowel — it loses in translation). Thus, mouse in mouth.
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Quick design to relieve stress. Sketch date with some friends! (at Chatime North York 日出茶太)
dravalon replied to your photo “Something to start the day. Inspired by a VS commercial”
Your art is super amazing! It really deserves more recognition. ❤️
Thank you so much, it really means a lot to me to receive this. ;w; And I believe that as long as you enjoy what you do, unexpected things will come later on in life. :)
Something to start the day. Inspired by a VS commercial