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Longest you've gone without drawing?

Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by awney, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. awney

    awney i'm lame

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    I tend to get too busy to draw with real life so I can go weeks and sometimes even months without drawing. What's the longest you've gone without drawing?
     
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    A whole month, because I was literally unable to produce any drawing, like if my brain decided that suddenly I shouldn't know how to draw like at all
     
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    I took a few years from drawing a single thing not too long ago
     
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    Hmm, I guess around a month.
     
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  5. awney

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    wow i relate so hard
     
  6. Shadria

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    Senior year my 'art teacher' was so horrible I found it painful to do art for school.. then a few months after graduating mom passed away and that sucked all my desire to draw (I did do at least 1 thing before mom passed but after graduation, but only because it was for her).. So...5 months? Maybe 6..
    Dad really struggled to get me to draw again..
     
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    4 years. I've mentioned elsewhere that I managed to have a 4 year art block.
    I think that this feb will be 4 years since I got over my art block so I'll soon have been drawing again longer than the art block!! So that's good!
     
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  8. awney

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    I’m glad you were able to get out of the art block
     
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    A whole year... yikes. The year that I moved abroad, everyone defined me as “the girl who likes to draw” and people kept breathing down my neck to see what I would sketch on the bus... the grade was also fairly small so people heard about it and then I got requests to draw other people. I really hate doing portraits of other people and eventually I felt like I was drawing to impress my classmates and not myself so the year I moved back to America, I just quit completely to “focus on my studies,” whatever that meant.

    I guess that’s an example of extreme burnout. I try to draw mostly for myself and my family complains a lot when I won’t draw for them or give them paintings, but in all honesty art is like the only thing that I have just for me. Art is my selfcare and while I don’t mind sharing it, it’s not something I think I can create for other people.

    Jeez, I’d be lousy at commissions!
     
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  10. awney

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    Please take that mindset and never let it go. Art should be something you do for yourself and not other people.
     
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    I certainly had to learn the hard way but I’m glad I did ^_^
     
  12. awney

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    I’ve certainly been on your side where i felt like i needed to impress everyone and it was the most exhausting thing I’ve ever done. Definitely a bit contributor to burnout can confirm
     
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    I stopped drawing when I was 16, after my Art GCSE...I picked up a pencil again with intent to draw this year, and I am 29 next week. So, almost 13 years.
     
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    Two years, I would believe. I tried only two drawings, then went to story-writing for reasons I don't know. Now I go a couple of days, occasionally a week or so, without such acts.
     
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    I wanna say maybe a... month? I got swamped with school stuff and couldn't really fit in the time I wanted, so I just decided to take a step back instead of trying to force myself to make stuff I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with. Still was kinda sad though :(
     
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    A few months, I think? I went through a very rough spot with both art block and hating everything I created. This happened about 2 years ago.
     
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    A few years actually, I only recently got into drawing again
     
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