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I can't make art anymore. I've been in a slump for like a year. I have no inspiration and everything I try to draw looks awful to me. And now I don't even like the art I've made in the past. What the heck?

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XenithXHobbyist Artist
Hey, sorry if this is random - stumbled upon your account after you gave me a llama (thank you!!) !! 

Just know you aren't alone!!

I'm starting to think this might be a normal thing for everyone, as myself, and sooooo many others have felt this way before. Just know that it won't always be forever. Your work is amazing, and I know you'll get back into the swing soon!! :) 
I'm coming out of a many year slump, and I've found that just doodling something small everyday (lol, yeah right, more like when I have free time) helps a little. You may not love it, but it's good to get your hands going through the motions again.

tl;dr - You've got this!! I know you do!! :heart:
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PoefishHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks!
What a pleasant surprise to have someone write such kind things. :)
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PlaidRedHobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, I'm sorry to hear that. For what it's worth I like your art, you have great line art skills and your stuff is always so clean and well done. I hope someday art is able to bring you joy again. If you ever need an art friend to vent to, or to go on a magical journey to get your mojo back I'm around. :)
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PoefishHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I needed to hear that! ^-^
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PlaidRedHobbyist Traditional Artist
Np, seriously though, if you ever feel the need to just get out and do something different I am 100% game. I don't know where you live right now but I'm in Maple Grove. If you're anywhere near the twin cities area I'd love to hang out with you some time. 
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PoefishHobbyist Digital Artist
I live in Rochester, but I make trips to Apple Valley and Eagan a lot, so it's totally feasible for me to come visit. We should definitely plan a hang out. :)
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PlaidRedHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nick's folks live in Apple Valley, it's totally doable! Next time you're thinking of being in the area let me know and we could try to meet up and do something! :)
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PoefishHobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!
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