Stuyvesant Mangaka Club

show some love for manga
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  Log in  

Share | 
 

 How to Kill An Art Block

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
AgnesC
Vice President
Vice President
avatar

Number of posts : 94
Age : 24
Registration date : 2006-10-08

PostSubject: How to Kill An Art Block   Tue May 01, 2007 7:27 pm

everyone has one occasionally, right? (don't answer. ;_;) I had a really evil one for the duration of March, basically... it got me thinking, what do you do when you have one? because I don't consider these things when they actually happen. T_T

my advice... is not really advice. but consider it a prompt. you can do better than me, of course you can.

-first, take the pencil or pen you're holding and chuck it across the room. pick up a different one. *completely serious* see the weird long-winded note a couple posts down.
-doodle. concentrate without thinking about it. sketch messy. just don't think.
-listen to music for inspiration, especially if you're stumped on character design.
-draw fanart, if you're stumped beyond that. experiment with different styles and coloring.
-why? it seems that art blocks happen just before your style is about to evolve. it just needs an extra push. *great epiphany, yes?*


your turn. shoot away. :]


Last edited by on Tue May 01, 2007 11:02 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YinlerthaiC.
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 364
Age : 27
Location : Surrounded by Lumas in a fictional Galaxy.
Registration date : 2006-09-26

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Tue May 01, 2007 8:02 pm

Ooh, those are some nice ideas...I certainly do hate art blocks.

As for me:

1) Quit drawing and go play video games (might be just me (>>))
2) Go Google/stare at other people's art, preferably ones that you really, really like, or think are extremely awesome. Might give you inspiration, or a burning passion to do just as well as them! (again...could just be me)

3) Sleep. (Yea...)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Han
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 211
Age : 27
Location : NYC
Registration date : 2006-09-25

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Tue May 01, 2007 8:32 pm

I don't get art blocks. I just can't draw because I don't have enough experience hehe
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.betradom.deviantart.com
YinlerthaiC.
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 364
Age : 27
Location : Surrounded by Lumas in a fictional Galaxy.
Registration date : 2006-09-26

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Tue May 01, 2007 9:30 pm

AgnesC wrote:
-first, take the pencil or pen you're holding and chuck it across the room. pick up a different one. *completely serious*


Hmm...but...I get attached to my material objects...*hugs special pencil/pen*
They're like...lucky...and stuff...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AgnesC
Vice President
Vice President
avatar

Number of posts : 94
Age : 24
Registration date : 2006-10-08

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Tue May 01, 2007 10:53 pm

^ lol. XD well, not literally throw it. I don't have favorite pens/pencils... so what I end up drawing varies with the tool I have. pens especially. you can do softer/sharper lines with some, depending on the nib, and some are easier to hold if you want to draw free strokes... I know I sound strange. XD but you should see my handwriting change shape depending on the pen I have. and the kind of lead in my pencil. I'm picky about it but I can't tell one from the other anyway. so I toggle between the ones I have. that's just me. bow I'm not crazy. just temperamental, maybe... --__--;
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YinlerthaiC.
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 364
Age : 27
Location : Surrounded by Lumas in a fictional Galaxy.
Registration date : 2006-09-26

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Wed May 02, 2007 12:22 am

Ooh...yeah, I get it. The feel of the tool affects the way you draw. *nod nod*

But~

I guess for me...I'm just attached to my one writing utensil because it's both a lead pencil, and a ball-point pen combined...and the lead pencil can have different feels too(like when I use up a bunch of lead and it gets soft, or use the sharp tip point, or the soft blunt part...)

I guess for me, my tool doesn't affect me much since my tool is pretty much universal almost...Plus, it's got comfy grips! (Those soft...rubbery...parts) whee
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AgnesC
Vice President
Vice President
avatar

Number of posts : 94
Age : 24
Registration date : 2006-10-08

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Wed May 02, 2007 6:14 pm

kyaa~ it sounds so cool. ^__^
I just pick up whatever is around me. *doh* cry3
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YinlerthaiC.
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 364
Age : 27
Location : Surrounded by Lumas in a fictional Galaxy.
Registration date : 2006-09-26

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Wed May 02, 2007 9:27 pm

Hmm...that could work. Perhaps with art blocks, a change in scenery (or tool...ery?) can help.

Hmm...

4) Watch TV.
5) Take a shower...or bath.
6) Go eat something salty (just me, probably).
7) Uhh...hold up...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
AgnesC
Vice President
Vice President
avatar

Number of posts : 94
Age : 24
Registration date : 2006-10-08

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Wed May 02, 2007 10:13 pm

i'll try those next time. hopefully next time won't come soon. ninja
Back to top Go down
View user profile
HelenX
Prior President
Prior President
avatar

Number of posts : 461
Age : 27
Location : NYC
Registration date : 2006-08-29

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Thu May 03, 2007 6:03 pm

i agree to the music thing. i needddd music playing when i draw. well ok, maybe not absolute must but anything with an upbeat tempo kind of encourages me to draw ^^ but i turn it off and on in between sometimes 'cause my ears get tired if say i listen to rock music for an hour straight. mm i like the instrumental music from gundam seed.

mmm... make your friends pose for you and take photos of them =D or catch them at random awkward/funny situations and draw that.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://kittyx3.deviantart.com
Han
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 211
Age : 27
Location : NYC
Registration date : 2006-09-25

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Thu May 03, 2007 6:42 pm

HelenX wrote:
i agree to the music thing. i needddd music playing when i draw. well ok, maybe not absolute must but anything with an upbeat tempo kind of encourages me to draw ^^ but i turn it off and on in between sometimes 'cause my ears get tired if say i listen to rock music for an hour straight. mm i like the instrumental music from gundam seed.

mmm... make your friends pose for you and take photos of them =D or catch them at random awkward/funny situations and draw that.
oh ya, I need upbeat music to keep me going on schoolwork sometimes lols. So those depressing songs = dumped out

Random anime music from Gendou ftw lols
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.betradom.deviantart.com
YinlerthaiC.
Mage
Mage
avatar

Number of posts : 364
Age : 27
Location : Surrounded by Lumas in a fictional Galaxy.
Registration date : 2006-09-26

PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   Thu May 03, 2007 9:19 pm

Music, huh? I'm not into loud music, no, not when I'm drawing...or studying...or anything else much. I prefer to relax. Unless I'm in the mood for loud/rock/roll. Otherwise...

Yay! Nice, quiet/slow/pretty instrumental video game music! And songs, too. Like from Phantom Brave. wink

Tcheh...all game music, and a few anime songs. huh
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How to Kill An Art Block   

Back to top Go down
 
How to Kill An Art Block
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Cylinder Block Pattern & Cores
» Michael and Betty Block Kerikeri
» x block ruler
» list of all the things that could kill a nemesis cyberman
» Jotter Block

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Stuyvesant Mangaka Club :: Other :: Miscellaneous-
Jump to: