The End of My Era

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By Snigom
I haven't posted in a long time.  There are reasons for this, which I doubt any of you want to hear.  Some of you know what happened. 

I will no longer be an artist.  I will no longer draw, paint, or anything for the foreseeable future.

I have completely lost the drive. I have soul searched and determined that for me emotions and hormones really drove my art forward.  The older I get, the more my hormones are subsiding and from that perspective I cannot become "inspired" to do anything.  The current political climate is so amazingly caustic that I can feel the nation dividing.  I have done some finished work, but it isn't anything that remotely matches anything I have done in the past 10 years.  I sometimes do political cartoons as art therapy.  I seriously doubt this crowd or even this venue wants to see these.  They spare no feelings and they shouldn't.  They were meant mostly for me. I used to want to illustrate beauty and now I want to paint ugly.  I want to create monstrous images of pain and anguish.

I don't do work for conventions anymore and I will not seek a table nor will I do commissions.  I am DONE!!!  COOKED!!!

The good news is, life always changes. For now, this part of my life is done.  It has happened one other time in my life and I came back from the lurch, so it can happen again. I am sure I will come to regret not drawing during this period, but there isn't much to be done if you simply don't want to.

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spoems's avatar

hey, it's time to come back now! i did. ;P

Heartshackles's avatar
All the best to you! Burn outs happen, regarding many things. So it's understandable, things like this just happen. But at least you can draw as therapy, which is wonderful! Always enjoyed your works, and you have all my support. Stay awesome! :)
D-Angeline's avatar
I am really sorry to hear that, but I do completely understand, it is a fact that the artist has to deal with, to keep at it with no joy or to stop all together.  I respect your decision to do what you need to do, but I just wanted to say I have enjoyed your art so much over the years and the constructive critiques that you have given to me and so many other artists in this community, and all the info and inspiration to draw with pen and ink.  I really appreciated the extra nibs you gave me and the little drawings and lettering you sent with my purchases!  The dark times won't last forever, and I know that we will all feel more creative again when the right time comes, which may be sooner for some than others, but in the meantime, I would say just do what makes you happy.  You will always be a friend of art, even it you don't create any yourself, but I am happy that you did and that will always be there.  
Retro7's avatar
Oh no, sorry to hear that dude. You were one of the people I loved talking to when I went to A-Kon (though if you haven't seen me in the last few years, I've been busy and the money wouldn't allow it. This year especially due to the venue change to Forth Worth). I even still have the ink tips you gave me as a present. Still though I can understand, this does feel like an age of uncertainty and somethings feel like were regressing in creativity as of late, which can be a bit of a buzzkill. Times change and if you feel you can't continue, then so be it. I will miss seeing your work but I'm glad you came to this descion mutually in mind and soul. But hey, who knows, maybe that creative spark just needs some downtime, neh? Either way, best of luck to you my friend. :hug: 
ADHadh's avatar
Well, that is sad. But one shouldn't force art if he cannot be systematic about it. Especially if it's not a career.
Otherladyinblack's avatar
Pity :( . I hope you will change  your mind. It is true that most times, we can not make anything to change the world around us, and there are things that prevent us to do what our hearts say we should do. But life is made of little things, things that seem of no importance, but that have actually a great deal of value. I think art is one of those things. We have to deal with dark times: art can make it a bit more luminous.
majna's avatar
Times change as do people and politics, good luck and i wish you well :)
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