Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artistic block!!!!!!! Argggghhhh!

Dealing with a bad case of artistic block at the moment but managed this sketch over the weekend. I think it's because I'm working full time now my weekends are precious and so I want to do as much as I can but put too much pressure on myself to pump out the work in a shorter space of time. Anyone got any tips on how to deal with an artistic block?

7 comments:

Saskia said...

Lovely sketch!!!

I do not always have the inspiration to draw or paint... then I just make backgrounds! :)

Smiles, Saskia :)

Debbie said...

I love your sketch! I like to go for walks and whatever I see that inspires me, I come back and either sketch or paint. Happy SS!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Nicola,

I can really relate to what you're saying, I have a full time job as well beside my art and therefore the weekends are sort of holy in that sense.
Love your art!

Kim said...

Lovely sketch. Happy SS

I had a long block last year. I stopped making art and just took some pictures for a bit then nothing at all ...for months. This year I decided to just try a bunch of new styles (without any expectations) that I'm drawn to on the internet. I am yet to draw anything in my usual style this year but I've had a lot of fun trying new stuff. I am starting to feel the pull to draw a portrait again. I think that means that what I've been doing is working.

Alexandra said...

Hang in there. I find that our artist blocks is simply rejuvenating our soul to produce bigger and better things. :) Your sketch is lovely and your header is beautiful! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Dream and go spend some time in nature ;o)

Jess said...

My advice is don't put pressure on yourself on your days off that you should be producing art. You mustn't forget to enjoy it! :) Something I've found helpful in getting through a block is to look back at old sketchbooks, or if you don't keep them, old blogposts. It helps me get back into the mindset of when I was in the flow. I hope this helps! :)
Jess x x

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