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The Dreaded Artist's Block

Sat Feb 22, 2014, 1:52 AM


The Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it .  :iconscaredplz:....




Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably

experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.



When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do.   But it is necessary to speed our way

to recovery.  In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something

when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block.  :iconimdeadplz:

And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!




1.  Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go OUTSIDE.

Before daybreak by AStoKo  Windy Winter Day by Lady-Dragonrose  A Crisp Cold Day in December by Philluppus  The Vatican by xthumbtakx
Mountain Lake by Lupsiberg   Roxy 291 by kram666  Iced Over and Over by Damagedoll


 You may be absolutely amazed at the world going on around you, no matter where you live.  There will ALWAYS

be something that will catch your eye...something that you haven't seen quite the same way before.  Take a big breath and let your

surroundings nurture you a bit.  Smile at another person....say good morning, or just hello.





Knight in Enchanted Forest by anonmily  Battle for Mordor by RGUS  Love by Lemuurek  Arthur - One year after by MorgainePendragon  Sword lady 28 by Lisajen-stock  Princess by JessaMackensa
Into The Blue by TylerXy  Dragon Adoptables 1.1 by TaNa-Jo  651 by TheDarkenedBride  Commission for Feliane by mckadesinsanity

   2.  Try a different medium to express yourself.  Do you write poetry?  Try sketching with pencil.  

Do you paint?  Try photo-manipulation.  Do you create jewelry?  Try pounding some clay. Do you create fractal

images?  Grab your phone or camera and go out to take pictures of nature...or friends.  Do you feel uninspired 

by your own photography?  Try working with a fractal/flame software.  (You knew I had to slip fractals into

this journal somewhere!)



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3.  Find a Mentor in your chosen field of arts.  This may take a little work on your part, because YOU have

to look around for someone to guide you a bit.   Someone you trust to give you advice for improving

technique as well as inspiring you to continue growing.  I have found that most artists here on Deviant Art

love to help out a beginner or even an uninspired artist....you don't have to go through your

artistic "drought" all by yourself.

These are people who have been guidance to me in my own art...and are wonderful Deviant Art advocates.
I think they could even reach Senior member some future day!
So PLEASE do check out their profiles.....and be inspired yourself!

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:iconankoku-sensei::iconchaosfissure::iconcrayonmaniac::iconmelodiousglenndog::iconkala-k::iconfraterchaos::iconfractaldesire::icontasastock::iconsyccas-stock::icondygyt-alice::icondebbiechan::icondjedra:
:iconlonewolf117::icondsynegrafix::icongrannyogg::iconlupsiberg::iconiplywittrees::iconnateese:
:iconfaestock::icon0encrypted0::iconshenolive::iconsimplysilent::iconilantiis::iconkeelerleah::iconzetsuai89:
:iconacurmudgeon::iconarrancarfighter::iconmoonhigh::iconbrink-maniac::iconthekookyartist::iconjessicadru:
:icontatasz::iconyesimtekin::icontsukinohikari20::iconelapoon::iconcheyenne75::iconayyasap::iconartico621::iconelandria:
:iconangyvalentine::iconkessira26::iconjessamackensa::icondetea::iconkhasaki::iconlady-dragonrose::iconladyaquariusstock::iconleonchirocosplayart::iconyayacosplay::iconmannakana:

Try to remember that the Education you receive in pursuing art, often comes from people who are...well...better than we are in the chosen craft.  Don't be afraid or too proud.to ask for some criticism...I myself Have received some in a couple of different areas....and I hope it will improve all kinds of my art!  There are a LOT of artists listed above here...I could have written twice that number...
but had to stop somewhere.  But I know each of these artists has given me inspiration 
or word's of encouragement or directions on completing a task.  I believe they  (or others that YOU find)
will do the same for you!

OC request by maXKennedy  IR Tatton Park 6 HDR 2 by Okavanga  MD 223 by Philluppus  Contest Entry - Stroidax by PizzaPotatoNBacon Tearful by thekookyartist


4.  Now,  I don't want any groaning over this next suggestion.  It is an activity to take your eyes off of

yourself and encourage others...and it is a mainstay in the artistic community.  I am talking about

 leaving comments that are MORE than just  "good work"  or  "awesome dude!"

I am guilty of this myself,  but when I DO leave comments that tells the artist different things I

liked about his/her work,  it encourages them as well as sharpening my own eyes...AND

 becomes a source of inspiration for you as well  !   Try leaving a comment on at least ONE of these beauties below

that tells WHAT you like about the art OK?


Mfs79 by Dawgit  Sparkle by Nadia116  She Stands And So He Will Never Fall by Samiraku  White Roses by theresahelmer  I bring you scarlet light by crayonmaniac
The Mask of Fate by nightshade-keyblade  Frozen by Mirish  The Lone Oak by Nicolaas-G  Platinum Pearl Bridal Choker by BeadfulStrings  Look at you... by ReUniverse  UF09 Romantic Bride by Xantipa2
Sode no Shirayuki cosplay - Snow dance by AngyValentine  Hime by Nateese  Commission1: Ishida Uryuu by hermione2411  SILVER SHINE by GeaAusten  Winter is Next by SuicideBySafetyPin

So, really now!  Try and leave a comment that contains substance about the piece of art being used.  Doing this simple act
can open up new possibilities and ideas in your own brain.  You could even be amazed!  I plan to do some checking
on these submissions to see if anyone wrote a worthwhile comment!




5.  Get INVOLVED with a couple of groups that support whatever kind of art-work you do.  There

are literally thousands of groups on Deviant art that cater to nearly every imaginable

art or craft.   Also join one or two groups that display art you find interesting or

would like to do in the future.  Below is just a sample of the depth and breadth of Deviant Art Groups:


:icondevpremium: :iconcolor-me-club: :iconmastergimpers: :iconrising-artists: :icondawishingwell: :icondazaholics: :iconfantasticfemales:
:iconworld-imaginary: :iconjugnuworld: :iconarthistoryproject: :iconpose-emporium: :iconfindafriend: :iconpsychedelictreasures:
:iconincendia: :iconbleachlife: :icongeometry-art: :iconfractaldreams: :iconprojecteducate: :iconvocaloid-fanclub:
:icontolkien: :iconbestofcosplay: :iconpencil-box: :iconideas-club: :iconimprovement-club:

I know I barely scratched the surface in presenting so many wonderful groups here on Deviant Art.

But I encourage you to explore for yourself...join a new group...make some new friends.

You will continue to grow right on through your uninspired time, and perhaps come back with a

fantastic piece of your own.




Feel free to leave in the comments section below with any and all ways YOU have personally

overcome artist's block :star:



Scrap Metal by AureliusCat  Dance with Snow White by Ze-RoFruits  Sky by DeTea  Djunina, white queen by ASlovesLisa  Cecelia 1 by kirilee  First Winter by AnnMarieBone
Sunset of Tears by Thesis-D  Unfindable by EdenSight  Old colors, new style: aqua seed bead necklace by AxmxZ  Fascinated By Your Beauty by AmericanDork  Lady Tehhy Shekk by Nateese  Arcadium 10 by moonhigh


Prepared by  :iconc0mpassion:

                                      





 










Fractal Art Created by OUR VERY BEST Here On DEVIANT ART


We go to museums and art exhibits to enjoy and to learn...

Looking thoughtfully and with intent at these Arts not only enrich our lives and souls...
They also inspire us to create new ourselves.

I hope you enjoy this collage of work from the best of the best here on Deviant Art


Wither by tatasz  Diseased by SuicideBySafetyPin Spherical Bubble 3 - Split And Twist by AkuraPare Cold War Memorial by pillemasterEvolving Structure by Velvet--Glove Narya by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel   Surface by SuicideBySafetyPin Painted Echo by HalTenny
Smart head by bib993 Calm lake by dark-beam Gnarl3D RotBox by dark-beam Good Vibes by Actionjack52 Orbit by Len1 ONYRIA   (In FractalLand) by DorianoArt Mandelbubbles by GrahamSymOver the Rainbow by jim373 The Ant-like Agony by MANDELWERK 260213_04 by 2old4gamez Disconnected by CMDRCHAOS
Oz by Vidom ChromeBox 2 by MarkJayBee Merry Christmas to all by Tahyon The Grand Sphere by Eccoton
Feeling of Life No. III Blanc-Jaune by eReSaW Fly by lucid-light Awakening by lindelokse Steel Star by rosshilbert
Gnarl Landscape by Direct2Brain Something Different by moonhigh Radiance by xzendor7 Easter Egg by coby01 Beyond the dark eye by Xyrus-02
Organ Pipes of Saint John's Parish by DsyneGrafix get a grip by taurus66 Flowers And Pearls by Undead-Academy
Reverberations by AureliusCat Door Of The Steamfaery by MalDudemaker Confetti Spin by rockgem Wavy Study IV by Tibodo Gothic Perridot by GrannyOgg
2nd Version... by LaxmiJayaraj ST1 by aRTWORKbYgnbARNES Popper to tweak anyone by Epogh 



 
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:icongrahamsym::iconjim373::iconmandelwerk::icon2old4gamez::iconcmdrchaos::iconvidom::iconmarkjaybee::icontahyon::iconeccoton::iconeresaw::iconlucid-light::iconlindelokse::iconrosshilbert::icondirect2brain::iconmoonhigh::iconxzendor7::iconcoby01::iconxyrus-02::icondsynegrafix::icontaurus66::iconundead-academy::iconaureliuscat::iconmaldudemaker::iconrockgem::icontibodo::icongrannyogg::iconlaxmijayaraj::iconartworkbygnbarnes::iconepogh:


I could go on and on and on...adding one more beautiful fractal after another.  Each one as different as the person who created it.  

We have such a rich and diverse Fractal Community,  that is rapidly becoming a culture.

If you have  thought about creating fractals before...now is a great time to learn!

To start your journey, just click on any of these beauties above...you will most likely find someone eager and willing
to help you get started.



Lastly,  I would like to thank our Community Volunteer...:icontatasz:  for organizing :iconprojecteducate:  Fractal Week.
We could not have done this without her!


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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
this Group is cool
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
hi
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
:wave:
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
hi
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AuroraMycano Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:iconflowerthnxplz: for adding me! :D
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controlv Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Greetings, philes; sure I'd still like 2 join, thanks for having me on board. Some groups in here have so many submissions, I don't know how you can keep up. Things {like me} are bound to slip through the cracks at some point.
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:iconepogh: Could you check and see why the requests to join are expiring so fast? I don't see anything amiss in the settings :?
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GeaAusten Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
trying to find Smospiritafin .. does anyone know where it is , please ?
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GraphicLia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So sorry so late with a reply - I've been away. What is "Smospiritafin" supposed to be? I checked the galleries of Epogh and Scriptscriber and found nothing. :?
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I-Am-Lady-Timeless Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so very sorry. I edited the initial FRACTAL MANIPULATION CONTEST journal in my stash which for some reason wasn't working right! It couldn't possibly had been the writer.......lol

Here's the correct link [link]

I will update my comments to the other groups as well!

I hope you'll participate and help spread the word!

Many Hugs! ~Kitty!!
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