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Old August 10th, 2013 (8:35 PM).
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I guess we all have creative blocks xD they're pretty hard to get off of for me, sometimes I'll go weeks or months without being able to do something good on Photoshop or on paper. I have to look at something that's really inspiring enough for me to start thinking creatively again. Because of that, I have a folder in my desktop filled with amazing and inspiring works by other artists that I look at when I get stuck. It just helps me when I feel down and it makes me think "this is why I'm doing this, to get like that some day."

so anyways, yeah. How do you guys get off of creative blocks, if you've ever had any?

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Aw, Zero, I always think your works are inspiring. <3

I was actually just talking to TwilightBlade about this. I once went on a 5 year long block from art. I just couldn't create art for a multitude of reasons. Five years of my life, metaphysically wasted. Nowadays, I'll sometimes go back and improve old drawings if I'm really stuck. Even if the drawing itself isn't all that inspired, I feel better knowing that I can improve upon something from the past. Just to remind myself that, yes, in fact, I have gotten better since then and it's not all for nothing lol.
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Aww thanks Alexial<3 I think your sprite works are inspiring too, more than that actually they're absolutely beautiful. I don't post on your gallery but I'm a huge fan of yours xD

Five year block? That's a super long block, I think the longest block I've had was 8 months so I can't even compare that yours. I don't really improve old works of mine, but what I do is I use the same render from one of my old works and make something different than from the first time I used that render, just too see if I've improved and to try out different colours and styles.
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That's generally the way to go. I do that too, man. And it really does help one in gauging how much one has improved.

oh and can i just say that i think both your galleries are precious?! I love them.
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I've been in a huge art block for at least a year now. Nothing ever comes out how I want and I end up putting the tablet down 10 minutes into drawing. :( Doesn't help that my tablet is sticky and gross from being dropped and left on the floor for a while.. I'm going to try and get a bigger one. If I can do that, I hope to get more into art again!
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I've been in a huge art block for at least a year now. Nothing ever comes out how I want and I end up putting the tablet down 10 minutes into drawing. :( Doesn't help that my tablet is sticky and gross from being dropped and left on the floor for a while.. I'm going to try and get a bigger one. If I can do that, I hope to get more into art again!
shiny espeon. enough said(:

anyways, i just wait till i'm creative to begin my artwork on photoshop. if i try to make something when i'm not in my creative mood, things turn ugly:P i just look on deviantart to get over my creative blocK:P
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shiny espeon. enough said(:

anyways, i just wait till i'm creative to begin my artwork on photoshop. if i try to make something when i'm not in my creative mood, things turn ugly:P i just look on deviantart to get over my creative blocK:P
Shiny Espeon is now on my list of things I should draw! :D

And yeah dA has been a suggestion but.. I don't really find it to help me at all. Most of the time seeing amazing artists makes me feel even worse about my own abilities, urg. Music and anime tend to help, though.
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Shiny Espeon is now on my list of things I should draw! :D

And yeah dA has been a suggestion but.. I don't really find it to help me at all. Most of the time seeing amazing artists makes me feel even worse about my own abilities, urg. Music and anime tend to help, though.
lol sometimes it has the opposite affect:P also, i find looking at like resource websites gives some inspiration because if you see a picture or a pattern you might want to use it or draw it!
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Yeah, just sadly it only has that one negative affect on me. Uuugh. Resource websites are amazing though, it encourages me to want to do more graphics! <3
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dero making me smile <3 your gallery is so awsome too, all of your galleries actually.

and I love getting new resources too, i open up photoshop as soon as I download something new just to make something with it.
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hey behbeh i found you here and now i'll never leave~

i don't photoshop, but i'm trying to turn my drawings into digitally-looking pieces. maybe i'll get into the game like yall are doing right now :D consider this my introduction.
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I've been doodling a lot more lately but none of my images (only one which still isn't completely regardless) never really seem to get past the sketch. I really want to actually complete one but I think it might be motivation or I just find things wrong with the piece I don't bother with it anymore? Might be a mix of both but I really wish I could just wash those feelings away and actually finish something haha. ;;
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the hardest resource i always have finding is fonts:P i just love cute little girly fonts, but everyone seems to use simple fonts for their tags >.< i'm just weird :P
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To me simply fonts are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, rather than curly font that normally seem out of place in a graphic. Of course there are exception to this.
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I really like atheist fonts, I think they are the most atheistically pleasing. ^^

I like big fonts, as well as big sigs and big avatars.
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i think it just depends on what look you're going for when you're using fonts. that's my solution lol.
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And it's a good solution! I can't say much though since I'm kind of on a graphics block? But not on a drawing block anymore so that's good! Actually finished a piece yesterday though the intention wasn't to draw what I ended up drawing at all. Also happened with what I sketched yesterday after that. But I don't think I'll be painted or finish drawing the latter.
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And it's a good solution! I can't say much though since I'm kind of on a graphics block? But not on a drawing block anymore so that's good! Actually finished a piece yesterday though the intention wasn't to draw what I ended up drawing at all. Also happened with what I sketched yesterday after that. But I don't think I'll be painted or finish drawing the latter.
Story of my damn life right there. Save official requests, I'm so whimsical with my sketching. I don't know if it's my personality or my philosophy, but my drawings just naturally morph. That mega Scizor I did started out as Homestuck fanart. :x
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And it's a good solution! I can't say much though since I'm kind of on a graphics block? But not on a drawing block anymore so that's good! Actually finished a piece yesterday though the intention wasn't to draw what I ended up drawing at all. Also happened with what I sketched yesterday after that. But I don't think I'll be painted or finish drawing the latter.
you should post your drawing!

whenever i'm on a drawing block, i try looking for inspiration or i don't draw at all because i feel like it'll turn out ugly lol.
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    That mega Scizor I did started out as Homestuck fanart. :x
    I know, right? I mean, it's so easy to get lost and find something else cool to do, sometimes the half-completed sketch even compliments the pose! If you want to concentrate on a specific art, bring a brain-squisher with you!
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    Urg, I'm so all over the place with my art. One thing will start out being completely different or halfway into my drawing I'd realize it would look better as something other than what I was planning on drawing. I notice I draw a lot better when I'm just sketching quickly than actually trying to make a good picture, too. xD;
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    Ooh, I'm better than you guys in this aspect, at least. I always finish what I intended to make in the first place. Although the results are generally crappy but that's another story...

    Also, graphics people. We need more of those. ;_____;
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      Well, you're a lucky one. At least you get to be consistent :P
      That's true we need more artists overall :P
      I'm sure learning gfx will take some time but... I can try to XD
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      I do graphics! Well... kinda. More avatars than anything. And I'm a pretty decent artist so I'm pretty decent overall I guess.
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      Ooh, I'm better than you guys in this aspect, at least. I always finish what I intended to make in the first place. Although the results are generally crappy but that's another story...

      Also, graphics people. We need more of those. ;_____;
      lol i have to be in my creative mood in order to finish what i started.

      graphics people are important(:
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