Being an artistic person, you always run into some struggles. Mostly they end up being related to motivation or self confidence. I’ve been thinking about the struggles of the artistic types recently, especially after working on some recent commissions. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you’re not good enough, or that everyone is better than you.
There are so many artists out there and everyone has their own style. Looking at everyone’s creations, it’s easy to feel like yours pale in comparison to what everyone else is creating. As an artist myself, I am always striving to better myself, but I also can loose motivation sometimes. I think the best way to keep going when you loose motivation is to force yourself to create. You might everything that you force yourself to do, but I think it leads you to come up with new ideas and then your motivation starts all over again!
For example, when I loose motivation, I take up my sketchbook and just force myself to scribble. It doesn’t really matter what I scribble, as long as I’m drawing something. It gets ideas out onto paper and jump starts my brain a little bit! I’ve always loved working traditionally, although in recent years I’ve gotten more into digital art as well. I still can’t help but prefer starting all my projects on paper though.
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