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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!!




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MaryCarSam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hi!  , how are you?Hi!  I'm a big fan of yours , your drawings are really exceptionalDino - Blush . You are a great inspiration . Thank you Sweating a little... Heart LazyIcon I wanna use - 2 
VanniaClassic Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
TheBoldBlowfish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
You are one hell of an artist and a great inspiration. I learn a lot from looking at your illustrations. I thank you lots for sharing your work with us and I wish you all the best!
kinetickrista92 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi! I would just like to say that I thoroughly enjoy your work! I started my first semester as an Illustration major just this week (I switched from Graphic Design because I prefer to be creative and draw characters and such instead of create commercial items like labels and such), and I really look to you for inspiration! Your style is amazing, and I have a long ways to go before I'm on your level, but I'll get there! I'm a fan of your tutorial images; they are very, very helpful and are great resources for students like myself! I can't wait to buy my Cintiq so I can get started on digital art on top of my physical sketchbook! :)
MaoDruai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaah, Hi, I'm Nao, a venezuelan girl xD i need say that i love your art, is beautiful, your style is amazing and  I think you deserve the success that you have
You're one of the best artist that I know for internet and I wish you many more successes Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] kaomoji set 1 9/19 
navyatrystoart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  New Deviant
Your my favorite artists I wish I could meet you I'm not the best at art but I love seeing your art for inspiration
BluNightingale Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student General Artist
I really love the pieces you do. From the coloring to the anatomy of the characters you make. It's all so memorable.

Keep up the great work!Haruhi Suzumiya Emote - Thumbs Up 
SabLover99 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student Artist
Your life is peaceful calm while creating pictures in your own imagination, act like a mature person and being reasonable about ART. Ohm... Ohm...          That's right! They're good for you, Ma'am.
Pizzaducky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  New Deviant
oh my God you're so amazing
FalcoLeonis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really do some incredible work!
JasonLien60406 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
hello! I have bought and read your book recently. Your art journey was really inspiring and amazing. After the book i read, I have some questions to you. I wonder how to do composition and layout to make characters stand out? and how to make characters have dynamic poses? I will appreciate if you spend time to answer my questions. And I am always looking forward your new creations.     
loish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
thanks so much for getting a book! i'm glad you like it!! 
i think a composition is really something you need to figure out in the rough phase, when you're sketching and adding rough color. it needs to be 'right' before you add more detail. i just approach it intuitively.. just playing around with it until the character stands out the way i want! dynamic poses are also a question of sketching loosely and exaggerating proportions/poses so that the movement is more important than anatomical correctness. hope that helps!
JasonLien60406 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
thank you so much for answering. i keep this in my mind.
FatimaSketch Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! My name is Fatima
From Iraq, I am 11 Y.O
And I really love your art,
Oh, and I drew something for you 😊.
loish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
thanks so much!!
Aiaran Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'm in love with your....artwork! : D
encres Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  New Deviant
Love your work so much!!!!
SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Nice gallery:)
ZDEADFALLOUTXx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
I gotta be honest,your art Just....Killed me. your stuff are totally Amazing and I really like it :happybounce: 
and good luck with the rest I am a dummy! 
princessanastasia434 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
hi want to be friends
REFLEX76 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is awesome!
Del82 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
I love your style, nice lines very smooth, through then we can see your way of drawing, your signature.
paige-follows Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  New Deviant
I stumbled over one of your tutorials, faved by an artist i watch and since then i've became a fan. your style is colourful, and using it's own language of shapes. some might call it "strange", but to me that's what some of the drawings really are about. Presenting what you can't see, a fantastic world, maybe next to us or inside us. Your stlye also expresses beauty in a natural way, something i love very much about it. to me beauty needs no other ideal than being natural i.e. being yourself. And your drawings emit that  Hug

that much in my A-Level-Art-analysis voice. You're great, i love your art, your style and you ^~^nomnomnommyi hope you keep on being someone that strong, skilled and awesome~

*hugs you tight*
loish Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
thanks so much ^_______^
paige-follows Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  New Deviant
only true :*
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