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  • Listening to: an approaching storm
  • Reading: various stuff
  • Watching: my computer screen
  • Eating: Italian food, of course
I don't really know when the next drawing will come. For now I can't see a way out of this mess.
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whatmeansaname Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Don't give up! You will find a way!
Usagisama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Oi, sounds like bad times! :( I wish you luck with your current slump, and I look forward to your future work when you feel up to it again! :)
DreamMaze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Usagisama. Point is, I can't really see when I'll be able to bring back my inspiration (or should I say motivation?). Job schedules don't help for sure, however, even when I have time to devote myself to the creative stuff and such... I feel unable to either nail down properly my ideas or figure out new, worthy subjects.
66reddog Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
For me a situation is analogical your... :sniff:
DreamMaze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A shared sorrow is an halved one, Rina.

Thank you again for your concern. It makes me feel less alone, in some sort of way. I hope I will come out with something new in the end.

66reddog Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I hope too...))))
neisan79 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude what's up? Everything alright?
You seem really down...
DreamMaze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you Neisan,

There are practical and psychological explanations to my current state of affairs. How can I sum it up...?

Virtually, there is nothing one's will can't overcome. But there's nothing one's will can achieve if you can't set a direction to it.

I must be honest: I do feel uninspired. Job schedules don't help me solve this issue, and I can't say when and how I will manage to create something worth sharing with you all. The drawings I started during these months seem just garbage to me. I need to refresh both my drawing style and bring order to my own priorities.

Finally, as you can see, I am all for experimentation. However I have experienced one serious limit to my approach to art: all I can do are sketches, and half-done works which could be featured in a notebook. I can see potential inside them, and yet nothing I can really define as complete...
neisan79 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah man, it's a tough time.
Don't know if any of this helps, but I was once in the same situation.
No inspiration and so where to go.
Kinda gave up for a long time. (Won't say how long...)
A really long time...

But that break gave me new perspective in time.
When I eventually did come back, everything had changed.
I don't put anything up on DA, but I also do love to sketch.
I believe that it will come back to you, in time.

Don't let it get you down.
You've already shown so many people that you do have talent.
Talent comes from effort, practice, personal skill and perseverance.
My best advice, sit back and look at everything around you.
There is no need to put pencil to paper then, just enjoy what you see in your head.

Well, I hope this didn't all sound like rubbish.
All the best dude.
DreamMaze Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're bang on correct, Nathan. There are times one needs to stop playing, and listen to (or watch) the things laying all around. It's like my imagination is asking some time to heal, and some... new food!

There's always that need for self-expression which distracts me though. I am still caught in between two fires and I can't concentrate as I would: the world outside with its signals, and my inner drive towards creativity. And I can't let go this uncomfortable feeling of incompleteness.

Your comments are really helpful as usual (they are gold, not rubbish!) Incidentally, it reminds me of a novel by Herman Hesse, which is entitled Siddhartha. There is a guy towards the end, who calls himself Vasudeva, and tells the main character the same thing you told me. He invites the main character to watch closely to a river and learn to listen to its voice instead of keeping asking himself endless questions.

I should have not forgotten it, but there is something valuable to our mind even while we remain idle or inactive!

Thank you, Nathan. Thank you very much.
neisan79 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy that I could help you.
Hope things do go smoothly for you from here on out.
If you do have more you just wanna get off your chest, by all means write it up.
With a bit of luck, you'll be up there on top again in no time.

Have to check out this book you were talking about. Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse. I take it that it's fiction then...?
Actually sounds like it could be my kinda thing too.
I love analogies based off of nature.

Anyways, all the best... looking forward to seeing some of your work in the future.
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