What do artists do when they have to draw, but they don't want to draw? Is that a loaded question or what?
When you are in school, sure there is pressure, but it's not quite the same as when absolutely everything is on the line because it is when it's your job.
So what happens when the inspiration and motivation runs out? Artists just whip out their trusty "easy" buttons right? You know by now I love people who think that...
Here's what I learned at my first job in the industry:
Those are just a few of my standard go-to moves when I get a bit unmotivated to draw. It's still a challenge, but one of the most important skills you are going to acquire over time is the ability to draw when you don't want to. If you aren't an artist, this might be a bit of a foreign concept, but trust me that nothing feels as lousy as not wanting to draw.
I hope this helps a few of you out there and if you have more to add, I would love to here what some of your techniques are for overcoming motivational issues!
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Hi! My name is Courtney and I am currently working as a character designer in the animation industry!
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