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Let me tell you about some complex feelings.

2016-01-30 06:51:59 by mefin

So, uh... hi. 

You see, I don't always draw. I don't always have the time or motivation to put real effort into my doodles.

I feel like... I'm getting worse with every day. There's barely anything in recent time that was really satisfying to have finished and I think that also is taking its toll on me.

Coming straight to the point, I feel like throwing in the towel right now. I really don't want to but this is just... tiring. I don't want to have to stop drawing but I'm not having a lot of fun doing it at the moment.

Well. I hope you understand. Thank you for reading through these paragraphs of self-mourning.

Have a great day.

 

-mefin


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TroisnyxTroisnyx

2016-01-30 08:48:50

Maybe what you need is an objective standpoint from someone who sees your doodles.

1) You're not getting worse with each passing day. In fact, I quite like your newer stuff just the same, if not slightly better.

2) What you are going through now, could it be artist's block, or complete burnout? REST. Don't be afraid to rest, and pick it up when you are better able.

3) Have you spoken to anyone in the Art Forums about this yet? The people there have taught me just so much; they could give specific advice for you too.

4) You are not alone in suffering what you are with your art. Every now and then we will go through periods like this in our creative effort. Give it time, and give yourself time.

mefin responds:

Being completely honest, right after I posted this I realized I may be making this a much bigger deal than it actually is. Problem is, I don't feel very productive if I don't at least try to do something and resting is exactly that. Well, I guess you're right. I should give myself a break.

Thank you for your kind words and support!


DiegoGTRattyDiegoGTRatty

2016-01-30 09:22:00

It happens. Just take it easy. If you don't feel like drawing, then take a rest. :v

mefin responds:

Seeing how Troisnyx, the other commenter on this, told me the same, I will definetly try to give myself some slack.

Thank you very much for your response!


MchectorIIMchectorII

2016-01-30 09:59:00

Have you thought of why you started drawing in the first place?If you did it because you have a love for art,all the more you shouldn't give up on it!Every artist has this problem where s/he feels like the feeling isn't there,so don't worry about it.Relax to take your mind off it and do your other favourite hobbies and who knows,you'll be right back on your feet again!Good luck!

mefin responds:

I actually never thought of that. Trying to remember why I started. I'll try my best!

Thank you oh so much for your response!


TroisnyxTroisnyx

2016-01-30 09:59:47

Look, sometimes, we wonder if we're making a big deal of ourselves. This used to be the complaint often levied against me, and like you, I still think that sometimes, when I've had a big emotional outburst -- as would happen to all of us at some point in our lives. You're alright. *hug* You're alright.


MchectorIIMchectorII

2016-01-30 12:15:35

You don't need to thank me,sir,I am glad to help!