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FallenFolf

Lack of anything.

Sorry for the lack of any art lately. I've really been distracted by too many things. On top of that, I've not been feeling very inspired lately. I have been sketching and trying to refine my style a bit more, but nothing worth posting.

Maybe I should start doing requests or trades...
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Added: 7 years, 4 months ago
 
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
It's okay, everyone reaches that point where they need a break.

It's not a crime.
FallenFolf
7 years, 4 months ago
I feel like I've been taking a break for far too long. I think I'm way too harsh on myself as of late. I need to start having fun with it again.
I don't talk to as many artists as I used to and I think it's kinda killed my drive a bit.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
Well, you know, socializing takes quite a bit of time ...

I'm edging right on burnout myself. If you figure out how to have fun with a paid commission, let me know. The pressure always leaves me sweating and shaken.
FallenFolf
7 years, 4 months ago
I just kinda fell out of the loop when I slowed down on drawing as a whole.

I wish I could help ya with the commission thing, but I've only ever done 3 in my lifetime. lol
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
I don't blame you...

Yeah, well, "the loop" is always waiting for you when you get back. I took a year and a half off to find myself again. When I joined Inkbunny 3 months ago? That is literally when I was like, "Okay, I'm done being depressed. Time to do something."
FallenFolf
7 years, 4 months ago
Ahh, I did notice I hadn't seen anything from you on the circuit in awhile.

I became kind of mostly a lurker for awhile. I'm trying to push myself back into the stream now :3
I'm just finding it much harder to be satisfied with anything I do these days.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 4 months ago
Yeah ... it's not a lack of energy, it's a lack of finding any mystery in it. I realized what was throwing me the fuck off with commissions: I have it all planned out and there's no wiggle room for improvising. Usually when I do a picture, I change things on the fly and make it fun. When everything is settled for you down to the background, pose, colors and characters ...

It turns it into this paint-by-numbers process that sucks all the fun out of it.

That's my roadblock. I'm not sure how to help you with yours but I figure out mine, I'll let you know. U_U;
FallenFolf
7 years, 4 months ago
Yeah, I think that's been my big scare with commissions. I've done tons of trades with people in the past, and those were a lot more fun because it was never really anything too specific and it was always been, "You draw my character, and I'll draw yours. Teehee" kinda thing where we've just had fun with it.

In the few commissions I've done, I've always kinda felt pressured into doing it right, Constantly second guessed myself, and was almost never satisfied with my own output. I always did them extremely cheap because I doubted myself. Atleast with trades I've always kinda felt like I had a little bit less pressure to make it this glorious piece, and was allowed to have way more fun with it. In the process I often created some of my favorite stuff that way.

I think I'm just getting uninspired with my own characters though, and that could be the problem.  I've been drawing most of them since I was 16 and that was.. 9 years ago now.. So even though they've changed so much, I feel like I'm still just drawing the same thing over and over again.

Not only that but I'm usually 200% more satisfied with things I sketch than things that I ink/color. That's about when I start getting really frustrated with what I'm producing because it's the part I have the most trouble getting into. Not so much the coloring as the re-lining/inking. Something about it I just can't get down.

I can definitely understand the frustration with having to follow specific guidelines. Most artist's draw to get out their own creativity and ideas and give them form. It's not often nearly as fun when you're trying to create someone else's idea for them. Especially when they're extremely picky or downright mean about it sometimes.
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