I have had artist’s block since about December last year. I’ve made some art since then, but it’s been a struggle. I either never feel like making anything, or when I do, I don’t have time.
It’s something most of us have probably experienced at some point. Lack of time, energy, and inspiration are huge road blocks when making art. I’ve compiled a list of 8 ways I’m getting out of my artist’s block.
- Find inspiration. Go on a walk or scroll through Pinterest. Find some references. Draw them.
- Start a journal. Write any and all ideas you might have. Write about your day. Write as many details as you can.
- Doodle. Draw or paint in your journal or planner. Sketch people you see in public. Doodle lines all over the page.
- Get some new supplies and try new mediums. For me, this was getting a drawing tablet for my computer, because I’m a traditional artist. If you’re a watercolor painter, you may want to try oil pastels, for example.
- Go back into making things slowly. You don’t have to make an entire piece in one sitting. Take it one step at a time.
- Start a project or series and stick to it. Make a schedule and mini due dates if you think that would help you. I started making artist trading cards out of playing cards and doing some hidden rock paintings.
- Share your art. Hang it on the refrigerator. Show your friends and family. It will encourage you to keep going!
- Just start drawing. It doesn’t matter where or what you draw. As long as you’re trying, you’ll get out of it. Fake it till you make it.
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