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ARTBLOCK - please share your story!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 22, 2016, 11:04 AM





hey guys! i wanted to ask anyone out there who has experienced art block to share their story (either here or, if you prefer, privately through notes). i've gotten so many questions about it and i'm considering creating some kind of resource (either written or video) with information and tips on how to handle it. for anyone who's been through art block, i'd love to know:
  • what do you think was the underlying reason? lack of ideas, perfectionism or fear of failure, etc?
  • are you a perfectionist or hard on yourself?
  • do your friends/family support your creative endeavors?
  • were you just starting out or were you in college / working as an artist?
  • if you got past it, was there anything that helped it go away or did it happen on its own?
anything you guys could share would be great :] thanks so much for reading!!



Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
If you've visited DeviantArt in the last decade years, chances are good that you've seen loish's artwork. loish has been an inspirational member of the DeviantArt community for 13 years, during which she has become one of the most recognizable artists on the site. Her signature style is varied yet distinct, as she features women of different sizes, shapes, and colors in her artwork. And true to her cause of inspiring artists of all skill levels, her older deviations prove her dedication to the arts, displaying the types of extravagant improvements one can make over 13 years of practicing and perfecting one's style. Soaking up feedback and tips from her fellow deviants, Loish was able to sharpen her digital painting abilities and turn her into the artist she is today.

In addition to her tremendous artistry, loish is a source of light for the community as well. Eager to maintain an open dialogue with her watchers, loish has helped many other artists grow and develop their styles with encouragement and support. And by providing valuable resources to the community in the form of brush sets and tutorials, she has guaranteed the growth of her fellow deviants.
-awarded December 2016

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smoulder
newest painting! 

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sketchbook
just letting you guys know that i post snapshots from my sketchbook quite regularly on my instagram - instagram.com/loisvb ! follow me there for frequent updates - i prefer to post more 'finished work' here on deviantart so the posts are less frequent here :)

oh and the middle one in the top row is referenced from this stunning photo of korean model bae yoon young.

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Wonder Woman
just some good ol' fashioned fanart! wanted to emulate a more traditional comic style for coloring this one... especially on the golden parts. i'm excited for the movie too, gal gadot looks pretty awesome as wonder woman!! 

scanned a sketchbook page and added colors in photoshop with an intous4 small. pretty difficult switch from the cintiq 27QHD, but when inspiration strikes, one must draw!! 

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thanks SO much for the deviousness award ~ it means so much!! and thanks for the kind words and comments! you guys are so supportive, I really appreciate it! Heart Heart Heart deviantart has always meant a lot to me, it's one of the first 'social media' sites i joined as an artist and it helped me discover so many friends and inspiring artists. still feels like 'home' here on the web, which makes it an extra huge honor to get this award! much love to all of you!! 
autumn
a drawing to celebrate fall! i love this beautiful season. 

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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
You are AMAZING!!!

I love your art sooooo much!!!

FriskLA 
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:iconmrblue8:
MrBlue8 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student
Thank you for making the post you did about the elbow problems you were having when you drew.  I wanted to shoot you a message to thank you so I booted up the retired deviantart account I had haha.  I'm currently struggling with a less severe form of elbow discomfort (compared to your story) but it is still frustrating, because I want to draw, and improve, and practice, but my own body is putting up road blocks. And to make matters worse I'm not drawing or practicing as much as a bunch of my other friends who are super amazing at art, but I still get these elbow issues. Reading this post and then clicking on your blog to find out you are one of the artists whose work I find amazing and inspiring also suffered similar to me gives me hope that I just might get through this. Thank you for taking the time to share something like this. I hope your life is showered with happiness and blessings! :)
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loish Featured By Owner 4 days ago
thanks so much! glad it helped you in some way. comparing yourself to others is a dangerous thing.. don't pressure yourself too much! just take good care of yourself :) i hope your elbow gets better soon!
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MrBlue8 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
If you don't mind me asking, what happened after you had to take the long period of time off from drawing?  Did you slowly get back into it?  Did you go through rehab?  Do you still have elbow problems to this day?
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner 2 days ago
i did slowly get back into it, yes. i worked very short days - 2-4 hours long - and took days off when my arm was bothering me too much. within 5 months or so of the injury, i was able to draw again quite frequentlly but i had to take tons of breaks. i have struggled with it ever since - it comes back when i work too long or maintain a bad posture over a long period of time. i did physical therapy for it, trigger point therapy (with massage) was quite helpful.
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Hexabean Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
I love all of your work. Im trying to develop my own art style.OMG MOAR POEMS! Airborne :squee: 
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Claire777555 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After constant begging I finally received your book for Christmas, best gift I've ever received!! I just want to put your pages all over my room so I can see them all the time!

So much inspiration has gone down since, thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your work <3
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
thanks so much!! i'm glad you like it ^____^
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:iconjewelsteel:
jewelsteel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I got my book signed by you at CTNx this year as a birthday present for my friend. She loved it! Thanks!!
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
yay!! happy to hear that! :)
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:iconminato-kushina:
Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
:iconcongratssignplz: Congratulations, dear Lois! :clap: You totally deserve your Deviousness Award! :hug: :party:

:iconnewyearplz: All your wishes and even more may come true! :heart:
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doppelgangergrl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I got your book for Christmas and I just wanted to thank you for how terrific it is.  The tutorial really helped me turn  this into  this
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
what a big improvement! thanks so much for your kind message - glad you like the book :)
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enchanting-ce-memory Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to wish you an incredible new year, and thank you for the incredible light you are and inspiration! Thank you truly for your art and for inspiring me, and others, to create art as beautiful as yours. :heart:
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016   Traditional Artist
Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. ! :hug: :heart::love:
Keep being awesome !
Happy New Year 2017 by Lacerem
:HappyNewYear: by MenInASuitcase
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shabaladeagarty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student General Artist
loish ...you are the queen!!
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:iconk12e:
K12E Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats on the deviousness award! Happy holidays and a happy New Year! :)
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:iconjasje-art:
jasje-art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  New Deviant
I love your art<3 I actually bought one of your pantings can't wait until It arrives😀
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estarw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, I don't even know what to say. Your art is some of the most amazing art I have encountered in a long time. Your style is beautiful and your eye for detail is fantastic. Each piece has so many emotions--looking at your art makes me want to cry and laugh at the same time then smile. Thank you for sharing. Your talent is astounding and I am amazed by each and every one of your works. Keep it up :)
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Atrixfromice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi there mate!
I hope you've had a great time this Christmas and I wish you the best for the year that comes!

ChristmasCard by KmyGraphic

HappyNewYear by KmyGraphic

Blue-Christmas by KmyGraphic
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LaniceraCaprifolium Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loish!! I love you ;-; I was a fan of you like 6 to 7 years ago, and then I took a huge hiatus and now I find you're still here and I'm so happy to be watching you again! Yay!
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
yayy! welcome back :)
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ssccorpio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  New Deviant
wow your arts are amazing 0.0 they are perfet
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas!
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