Sometimes all it takes is a little to get you back on track.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was struggling with getting back into drawing for a few months now, trying everything I could think of to get back into the swing of things with no success. Despite my constant attempts, it got to a point where I basically threw my hands up and said I give up. I felt that maybe my time was up. I felt that I no longer had anything to say with my art. I felt that maybe now was the time to move on and forget about being an artist.
Have you ever felt this way before? Are you going through something like this now?
As creatives, we all tend to have moments of artistic or creators block. It’s the same thing as writers block. You want to create, but you can’t. There are countless articles and blog posts out there regarding how to get over these moments. But I assure you, this is not one of them. In all honesty, I’m not here to tell you what to do to get over your creative block, because truth be told, there’s really no one way out of it. It’s different for everyone. In the past, sketching my way through it has worked. Even trying new things for a while. But this time, this time around it was time. I had to give my body and mind time.
Maybe you need to power through it. Sketch your way out of it or work your way out of it. Maybe you need to try something different for a bit. Maybe you need to move on. Or maybe, you need time. Whatever it may be, only you’ll know what it is and it’s up to you to find your way.
But one thing is for sure, once you find your way out of the rut, once you break thru that wall in front of you, you will feel a weight lifted off your shoulders. You’ll see that it’s not the end of the world.
So my best advice is to tell you to just keep at it. You’ll find your way sooner or later.
Here’s a quick Hellboy I sketched up in Clip Studio Paint on the iPad Pro.