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What do you do when you feel completely unmotivated? When you feel like a failure?
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>>5336008
hang yourself or force yourself to do it. Discipline is all you need.
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>>5336008
son, sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do, but know we should.
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>>5336008
I just draw.
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just take a step back
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>>5336008
Force yourself to study fundamentals when you have no inspiration. You'll find that when you return to creativity, you'll have a lot more fun. Also if you want a relief of pressure try drawing with a mouse in ms paint. The expectation is that it will come out bad, but if you play around you'll end up coming up with something good just because you finally relaxed and had fun. But of course make sure you return to trying to make good things once your soul has been revived.
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>>5336008
get off of 4chan. i dunno why but i get instantly depressed/demotivated when i look through the catalog here sometimes. i get the same feeling when looking through the “new uploads” category of deviant art or an endless scroll of ugly/amateur art. just a bunch of garbage/naive filler stuff. even reading the retards fighting back and forth over inane shit just makes me depressed/demotivated because the arguments aren’t even interesting and usually subjective to taste, it’s really like this place is filled with underage tumblr fags or something or it’s always the same parroted shit
>pyw
>ngmi
>just draw

on the inverse, i feel more motivated and inspired when watching a speed paint of a cool painting on youtube or browsing through the trending tab on artstation.

i’m here still because it’s an addiction at this point. hey jannies just give me a global perma ban you ultra nigger kike faggots. it’s like your 5th time banning me over dumb shit posts for insulting nigger lovers anyways you dick snipped cucks. break my addiction for me and clean up my shit you pussies
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>>5336668
Shit dude are you me? Let's quit together anon. Real shit. Only come here for free books.
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>>5336008
kinda dealing with that right now. you just gotta find new ways to make things fun.
also finding ways to turn your outside life into something that helps you produce drawings is good.
that could be playing through a vidya you've been looking forward to and keeping a little sketch diary of moments or characters that stood out to you. or you could start going on morning hikes or jogs and then doing a plein air session wherever you end up. if you normally draw at a desk, maybe try drawing out on the porch, on the soft etc. when i was working on comics i found that it was easier to do the drafting phases if i just got away from the computer entirely and just drove to some rando skatespot to work on roughs
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>>5336679
>free books
kek that was my excuse at first too. anyways, see you tomorrow anon.
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>>5336687
D-d-delete this anon
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>>5336008
just stop drawing anon, most likely you're ngmi anyways.
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There's no book for it OP
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>>5336008
I think about all the shitty copy paper/sketchbooks I've gone through and realize I'm on a better spot than I was years ago. I'd like to assume you've been working on this for some time now OP and you've slowly developed an eye to spot where you went off and quite honestly, that's a way to reassure myself "Shit, I've got a long way to go but I can see where I went wrong.", which lifts my spirits and pushes me to continue.

Granted, I think it's important to take a break and just do something else, because nothing good will come out if you keep beating yourself up.

I know a lot of people hate doing fundies (which is understandable because it's boring as shit and it's one of those things that no one ever truly masters IMO, except for the legendary draftsmen/painters from years past, who also had their own shortcomings but were so stupidly good that they knew how to hide it.)

But honestly, I've come to see fundies as trying your hand at one of those arcade speed bags where you test your strength. You use it as a tool to nurture your basic skills and move onto the actual fight. Every now and then it's necessary to come back and punch that mother fucker to measure your skills and keep them on check.

Long winded blog post but I hope this helps you OP, as well for any other anon who's in a slump. Also, get the fuck out of /ic/, it's a terrible place.
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>>5336008
I go outside instead of filling my head with even more negative nonsense by making threads on /ic/.
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>>5336008
You do realize creating art requires discipline like any other thing in life?
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>>5336008
Attempt suicide
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faggots
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i don't need motivation, i draw because everything else is less fun
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>>5336008
start doing shit just to do it. doesnt have to be creative

draw lines and shapes with your opposite hand
cover paper with water and drip ink/paint into it and just watch what happens
(literally) throw paint on canvas and let it just do things
have a younger sibling or family member scribble on paper for you and turn the scribbles into drawings
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>>5336061
Interview link, please
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>>5339403
not the guy but here is the full version very interesting.
https://archive.org/details/2_20210410_20210410_2043
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>>5336008
endure.
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>>5336008
You are not a failure Anon.

Listen to your favorite music, watch youtube or a new series that catched your eye, read hentai, manga or manwha.

Recommendations: Juujika no Rokunin (manga), Hellper (manwha), Armored Core 20th century special disk (music), [HUQU] Negev x Kar98k [English] in e-hentai (no words)
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>>5336008
Meditation.
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Been burned out for months now, just started up again. Idk. I want to be an Animator, so I looked up a very small AMA on egoraptor. Dude just loved to animate, and would animate for 10 hours a day. It seemed simple enough. I personally just needed some advice and a simple goal to get the ball rolling. I'm sure it'll stop again in the future, but I'll have to keep finding new things to inspire me. With any luck, a decent sized social media platform will help boost that confidence we artists need. Anyway, get some solid advice you feel good about, see how they spend their days, do the same. Good luck.
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Always tickles me how many different buzzword phrases people have for "I am a useless stuck-up melancholy cunt". Burnout, fog, demotivation, dehydration, depression, negativity
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>>5336008
I always feel like a failure. I have stoped drawing alt together and just accepted that I will live and die in mediocrity
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>>5336008
I just keep going, crying like a little bitch isn't going to make me better
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>>5336668
Bans just prevent you from posting, you can still come here and browse.
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>>5336668
call out the trannies on /dad/. will get you banned 10 out of 10 times
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>>5336668

>6668
almost anon
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>>5336008
eat well sleep well take care of yourself, everything starts from the bottom up
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There is one thing they call "smart procrastination" or something, it's when, in place of doing your top priority project, you just do other little tasks that still need to be done. For ex. when I don't feel like drawing or making music, i just work on my website to fix all the little annoyances that needs fixing.

Also what you could do if you don't feel like drawing is just fucking draw.
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>>5336008
masturbate and take a nap
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>>5336653
Dude as a professional artist. who has made it(somewhat). I agree with you
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If I feel like a failure, it's usually because I don't really know what my goal is. 'Be a good' artist isn't a goal, because there's no way that you can tell when you've actually achieved that goal. You can't fail at something if you don't know what the task is.

In other cases, I realise that I'm doing too many things at once that are new to me. Like if I'm trying to do a mechanical design, using oil paints, from a difficult perspective, and I'm not comfortable doing any of those things, I'm going to fail at all of them. In every practice drawing I do I try to have one thing I'm really comfortable with, and one specific thing that I'm trying to learn. If I fail at some other stuff along the way it doesn't matter so much.

I agree with other people that sometimes taking a break, or figuring out if there's something else blocking you is important too. Getting enough sleep and taking care of yourself can help a lot
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>>5336653
>>5345131
forced fundie grind is a good short term solution but in the long run once your skill level is intermediate i honestly think you will gain more simply by taking a break and allowing yourself to recharge on inspiration
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>>5345138
That's probably the easiest way for an /int/ to regress. "I'm too good for fundies"
Pyw crab
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>>5345138
forcing will actually increase your endurance, it's not like you have to grind fundies and constantly look for improvement but yeah having the time for rituals and giving your time and precious energy to this amazing craft will let you have the satisfaction of discipline
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>>5336750
that pic made my day
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>>5336008
I walk away and find something else to do. Something entirely different like the shooting range or taking a short trip somewhere and hiking. Its a big reset button for me and lets me take my mind off it havent you watched kikis delivery service it literally shows you how to deal with this.
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>>5336008
Draw.
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>>5336008
Work harder
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Fast, Food can be a distraction from acutally doing the things you love to do, or have to. Maybe fasting for a while can help bring your focus back.
I usually make a decision that I will not be using any app that distracts me or surfing the web
Maybe even making it a certain time in the day. not exactlly but having a general idea about when you're going to do the things you want. Like say "I will do x for 30 min before 8'o clock". Take a break, humans are ought to forget the grief, no matter how great, and move on.
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>>5336008
i stop drawing, after i get back on it always draw something good
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masturbate
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>>5336008
take it to >>>/adv/ you frogposting faggot
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Recent artwork.
Sucks dude, I cannot draw.
Fuck anatomy,3d perspective, my brain doesnt get it.
I dont get it, I dont understand, I try but every effort is in vain.
nf
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>>5347828
This literally only worsens things, especially combined with porn, it feels good in the moment, and that's it. Quiting porn will unironically help, look up easypeasymethod and read through, you'll be glad you did. Good luck OP.
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bumping to remind newfags what a quality thread looks like
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is this a shitty raid or what
why does this board not have jannies?
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>>5350659
Please understand the miserable incels who can't get a job, drive a car, get laid or even draw properly.
They are life failures and you should have mercy on them.
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>>5336008
Two options for me
>draw stupidly big tits on simplistic faces
Or
>exercise while imagining that I'm drawing
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>>5336008
I go to ic to cry about it of course.
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>>5336008
cry while drawing
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>>5336008
counterquestion:
how can people be so unmotivated to draw? it is extremely fun! I do nothing but draw all day, literally. 16 hours usually. I got 3 commissions that i am procrastinating for weeks on because I am busy drawing my own stuff...
I amassed hundreds of gigs of png's and csp files full with sketches, all my physical sketchbooks are full too...

I quit my job a month ago just to draw all day
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>>5336008
I give up, unironically. I feel like killing myself and never try again.
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>>5352388
how do u come up with ideas
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when i feel unmotivated I think about all of the people who made fun of me when I was younger and somehow I get an adrenaline boost and start drawing again
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>>5352388
What's the story here?
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>>5352388
It's fun for you because you can draw something that doesn't look like ass. Being bad at drawing isn't fun.
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Keep moving forward until your insecurities are destroyed

Just draw
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>>5353905
If only there were some means by which one could progress from drawing like ass to drawing well
with that in mind I bet you any money that he enjoyed drawing when he sucked at it as well
being on /ic/ has taught me that GMI is 50% attitude 20% talent 30% effort, if you're a depressed frogposting fuck you will literally never make it even if you ooze talent because you'll be kicking yourself in the ass after every drawing crying over how bad it is instead of being like this anon and having fun with a pencil
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>>5353905
[spoiler] i actually had a lot more fun when i was shit at art because i had something to strive for and making incremental gains was super motivating. but once you git gud that all goes away and you're still a mentally ill nofriends autist, just one who can draw moderately well and i'm incredibly bitter about that [/spoiler]
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>>5353883
i don't, my dick does
>>5353902
it's in the file name - they're (aunt and nephew) tied to the "get-along-chair" for twelve hours at 35° room temperature.



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