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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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bluedudemarble Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
I love your work !!! :D

Hehe just got excited to find you on DA :D 
LaDarMoore Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Hi, I just heard of you through another deviant BlackHawk45LC and I am now one of your watchers. Your artwork is so beautiful and I am going to immensely enjoy perusing it.
Imaginaful Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Hello c:
I hope you're doing well.
I recently found your art and I'm already amazed. It is so inspiring!
All the colors you use are great and I'm just in love with your style.
You've improved so much over the years and it just shows that you (or anyone) has to work to get to your goal. I'm so glad I found you. I'm also happy that you get so much recognition, since you truly deserve it.
I hope one day to be as good as you. I'm only 13, so I still have a lot to learn, but I'll try my best to get better.
Your tutorials are really helpful, so thanks for sharing some great tips and such.
Thank you for being so inspirational and keep up the amazing work! <3
MyrvanaMiseria Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull artwor. here's a lama :) keep up
loish Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thank you!!
tiopalada Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Great gallery that you have here, ma'am! Keep it up! Your art is inspiring :)
James-Valiant Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the piece that's in the title of your page. Everything's so nice and perfectly fitting, even atmospheric, especially atmospheric. In the age of addiction to bright eye-stinging colours and rave motiffs, there are artists who still cherish... graded darkness. Not terrible, nightmarish depictions of lost hope, death and beloved' demise, but calm and spiritual contemplation of what we have here and now. So pragmatic, and still so enigmatic (no pun intended). Gradations of light-brown colour and gentle brush-strokes of dimmed light, bursting through half-closed window curtains. Your style made me floating to somewhere.
mimosa2 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Discovering your job via the "popular 24 hours" link : this is Amazing !
I won't fave anything because I want to keep a fav gallery with diversity (only a few from each author), but... hard to choose :)
Celiarts Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Hey Loish, I just wanted to know if your tennis elbow is still hurting you? I hope all those problems are behind you now, take care :heart:
loish Featured By Owner 5 days ago
the problems are less acute than they were before but it's still something i need to be mindful of! thanks for the kind words!
Roseart93 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  New Deviant

Wanted to start of my saying your work is so beautiful! I've just started my art journey and i use artrage because i got it with my wacom, i just had a question i see you used photoshop, what in your opinion, is the best software to use? :)

<3 xx
loish Featured By Owner 6 days ago
i use photoshop because it's just what i'm most familiar with. i really love working with it - it's mostly a personal taste thing. i've heard that artrage is pretty good for a more organic effect, and also programs like paint tool SAI are good too!
Roseart93 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you so much! I've watched you and other artists and I seen that photoshop was really popular! I still have a lot to learn on Artrage so hopefully i'll make my way through different softwares in time :D 
stallout Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Beautiful art! I love the colors and composition in your pieces, and I look forward to seeing more of your work!! ~ヾ(^∇^)
LuGardin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016

I funded your kickstarter on a whim last year, since I recognized your work from deviantart and I am a big fan. I received your book not too long ago and I'm really enjoying going through it. Very inspirational!

I used to spend the majority of my free time sketching and drawing when I was younger. Sadly as I transitioned into high school and then into university, I became busier and also less confident in myself and my abilities (depression, everyone has it these days!).  

Now I am the happiest I remember ever being, and I really want to get in touch with my artistic side again, but my lack of experience is much more overwhelming now than it was when I was at 13 haha.

I am curious, do you think that someone as old as 27 can gain the skills for a self fulfilling artistic hobby even after all but giving up years ago? You might be the worst person to ask seeing as you obviously kept your passion alive and have become an amazing artist.

Once again, love your work amd never stop creating masterpieces!

loish Featured By Owner 6 days ago
hey lu! thanks for the kind words! i honestly think it's never too late, age is not a factor in my opinion. the only thing that's important about starting later is that you need to make sure you're healthy and don't draw too many hours in a row - i've noticed that i was able to handle LONG hours of drawing when i was a teenager but now that just kills my arm, and also burns out my brain, haha. might be different for you, but either way - definitely get back in touch with your artistic side and enjoy the process! it's amazing how much you can grow and learn when you're starting out again and it can be so rewarding. have fun!!
The-Best-Eggplant Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I've been following your art for a while, and I just wanted to let you know that your portfolio is truly astonishing! Your work gives me so much inspiration! Thank you for all you do, keep up the beautiful work!
Trevoluti0n Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
You have a stunning and very cool digital style.
Your images are amazing and very unique.
You have a superb sense of emotion and feeling when creating your artwork.
I am a digital portrait artist - i hope you'll view my gallery sometime and see what you think of my works.
Keep up the awesome work. Peace out XD
Malchior7 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  New Deviant
Would you mind if I used some of your art as a tattoo?
loish Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
no problem!! it would be an honor ^^
Malchior7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  New Deviant
Awesome :) Thanks.
LaercioMessias Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a big fan of his work, and I am studying your style, you're a great reference for me, thank you Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Heart Love 
Ari090 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you use colors with confidence !
Checkmate333 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome ID picture. I love the Rembrandt style light and shadows. Wow. I bet you are really cute in person.
lastremix Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
Cute and inspiring artworks if you let me say it 👽
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