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oh yeeaahhhh. this doesnt happen to me as often as it used to, but i think all artists wrestle w it at some point or another !! i dont have a consistent method for dealing w it because the causes can be so varied and thus the solutions arent all the same, but here r a few methods i use
- do things in a way you arent used to (like if u usually do lineart, try lineless panting. if yours super focused on colors and details, do black and white silhouettes, etc)
- completely fuck up your brush settings and just work with it, no matter how shitty it is. this simulates trying a new medium if you dont have access to one irl, and can break you out of a rut
- take a fuckin break. sometimes this is just the answer. give up completely. maybe itll be a month before you can get back on the horse, but dont worry, youll get back when youre good and fucking ready. let it happen.
- reading/writing…i find that if i overwork my right brain (or perception skills) my eyes-hands feedback slows down and i have to stop. but switching to a left brained activity like reading or writing can rest your right brain for efficiently and knock you out of a loop (and you can still be creative and not feel all pent up!!)
- exercises. straight up drawing exercises. flex ur brain. contour drawings can be a great way to get in your art practice for the day without spending a lot of time being disappointed with a creative project
- while not drawing, look at things from the contour-drawing type perspective. seriously, just LOOKING at shit can improve your ability to draw. routinely reduce everything you see not to what it is, but to lights and dark sand colors working together to create an image. observe as much detail as possible. this will flex your right brain w no real paper-pencil work necessary
- mind over matter. sit down and power through it. draw and draw until you HAVE to come up with new ideas. this method is painful, but works well for some people
- talk to other artists !! do an art trade, a style swap, something that makes you step briefly into someone elses perspective
anyway yeah that sort of thing is rough but !! u can def overcome it