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When you run into an art block you: 

105 deviants said All of the above ...
78 deviants said Stop drawing completely and simply wait for inspiration to come back.
64 deviants said Look at everyone else's amazing art to motivate yourself (but end up doing the opposite lmao)
51 deviants said Jump between a million pieces at once until one of them miraculously turns out good
17 deviants said Watch art streams/speed paints so you feel like you're drawing when you're not
15 deviants said etc.

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rei-kaa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I feel like I will always try to figure out why I'm having a block.. Having a block for me is that I'm not able to draw whats on my mind, and that leads me back to doing basic anatomy learning and photo studies (not just photographic portraits, studying other people's artwork,an oil painting..etc.) , or even go watch a non-mainstream movie to boost creativity :3 (Or i Just redraw the whole thing if I'm totally stuck)
A1RI Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha...I completely escape xD Well, to be fair, I get art block when rl gets too much so I just fly off again avoid art completely.
But if I hit art block while I am still active, I just keep drawing and scrapping while watching tutorials, and when something works finally, I get back on track ; o;
Thradix Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018
Honestly it varies at times, so all of the above for me.

I'm still learning, so figure drawing to try different poses also works for me in art block.
Kobuta-Nori Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used to have this problem where i would pressure myself to finish every drawing that i've started.  This actually really discouraged me from drawing because i would end up not wanting to draw at all and complete all of these unfinished drawings that didn't like.  The best thing that I found to do was just to start something new.
But sometimes this isn't really an option for things like owed art.  Taking a few days off and working on something new and then coming back to it always helps.  And sometimes, you just gotta grind through it.  I've had to do this a couple of times and, surprisingly, I haven't been too dissatisfied with the results.

I think at the end of the day, its always good to start over and get out a blank canvas (even if you have millions of other unfinished things!).  

Start with a circle, and go from there (just doodle!).  Inspiration always comes to me while im drawing rather than sitting idly by.  And never be afraid to start over again.
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018   Digital Artist
I do studies.
If I'm not making stuff with a point, I may as well be improving my skills.

Sometimes the studies turn into something with a point.
EndlessRz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that you mention it, that is a really efficient method of getting through an art block.
I think i so rarely have time to draw, it makes me too obsessed over producing something "useful" to others, like commissions, gifts, or fanart. Though life/photo studies definitely serve their own value and purpose in enhancing your understanding of the fundamentals. Its def a good idea to focus only on improving once in a while. 
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018   Digital Artist
XD I thought like that too! But I did studies anyway and eventually the studies could be modified into something that was more useful.
For example, color studies -> of my OCs
Pose studies -> AU drawings of my OCs

I actually have a large collection of random poses I sketched over the years as gesture studies, waiting to be used for something if I even run into pose block. :'D
MintyDelightful Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Meh, it depends on my mood but I do one of these things:

1) Play games
2) Listen to music as I sketch
3) Watch/Listen to youtube (scary stories, art streams, etc)
4) Nap with my dog
EndlessRz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree to everything you do (except play games i get addicted way too easily rip)...
Music and scary stories are nice, keeps you from getting bored. Good ones are so hard to come by though, everything is so repetitive these days I feel like.
but yes, napping with the doggo is best hehe
MintyDelightful Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Student General Artist
It's always naptime with my doggo. Doesn't matter what time. It's naptime, anytime! LoL. But, yes, I agree, it's difficult to find good music and stories because they are starting to sound the same which is why I go to video games to help me think but I notice that even the gaming is starting to become the same. It's frustrating. :AngryCry:  
Sinbad-no-Bouken Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
Tbh as harsh as it sounds just push the hell through.
Get the bad art pieces out and eventually it will turn good again.
That's the only thing I learned, at least for me, really helps. Kicking myself in the butt X'D
EndlessRz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that sometimes too, and my gallery looks like trash for a bit but at least i'm getting art out. These days, I think I've been worrying too much about keeping the quality up and it takes weeks to finish just one picture...
I think it does really help to just push through and get things done though.
Especially with deadlines, you can't stall on one piece for as long as you'd like //sweats
Sinbad-no-Bouken Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Yes. I guess it's also sometimes just not possible to take a real break when you have
commissions and the likes so I developed just pushing through ;;
 May not work for anyone, but sometimes it's the best thing to do ;;
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