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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 05:09 PM Reply

idk man sometimes I think of good ideas but when I actually go and draw them I completely stop enjoying what i'm doing and then stop drawing altogether. I wish i didn't do that but I need motivation I guess. idk man


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 06:22 PM Reply

At 11/1/10 03:38 PM, Ashman wrote: since madness day for me, i havent got anything done :( college work is more important and takes up most of my time and energy i guess

Stop trying to one up each other.

Besides, I've been in artist block since about July or so =P
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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 06:48 PM Reply

At 11/1/10 06:22 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Besides, I've been in artist block since about July or so =P

I haven't drawn anything properly since summer vacation started.

I don't know why really. I suppose I just didn't take my time during the vacation. I always told myself "I'll draw when I get back to school", but I just didn't.

It could be this, or it could be the fact that I find any threads/collabs/contests appealing to me anymore. Either way I hate it and whenever I have tried to draw since summer vacation, it just doesn't feel the same as it used to. It used to be fun. now it's a chore.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 07:01 PM Reply

I HAVEN'T ARTED SINCE BEFORE I WAS BORN. I WIN!

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I do suffer from lack of inspiration and motivation for long stretches too, sometimes you can fight it sometimes you can't. Mainly I start a lot of projects but lose steam in the middle and it just winds up an unfinished mess for all eternity that no one ever gets to see (not just visual art, but writing, animation, game maps, etc.), staying motivated and on the ball is the hardest part for me.

I don't have a cure for it, unfortunately, but I do feel you guys.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 08:02 PM Reply

Recently, I've had the ideas and materials. But I just lack the motivation and drive to actually go out and draw. Probably being forced to draw x in art class makes me lose motivation...


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 09:23 PM Reply

I'm actually more or less out of an art funk at this time - while my finished, digitally done art isn't looking too good, I've done a crazy amount of sketches and that's a pretty damn cool way of keeping the art coming. Course, I do have a tendency to lose pictures so I more or less just staple them together.

Course, actually having something put in front of me and being told to draw this (As of at the moment, doing the concept art for a steampunk game. Fun at times, most times no). But I get through it, one way or another.

Biggest funk I had was for... ooh... about 8 months about a year ago? I don't know, but basically couldn't really be half-arsed to draw anything. Gradually got myself back into drawing in a casual manner, and here I am today, bad but doing good.

Best way for me to get out of a funk is to, I think I've said this before, sketch crazily with reckless abandon and work my way up.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 10:37 PM Reply

I seem to have missed school today. I wish I hadn't slept for so long.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 10:52 PM Reply

On the subject of not creating art:

I haven't been able to get a lot of the projects I'd like to have done or finished because of school. Spending 4 hours a day working on art projects for school doesn't leave me with much will to work on or start up projects for myself.

TL/DR: Don't become an art student


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 11:19 PM Reply

At 11/1/10 10:52 PM, Captain-Ben wrote: TL/DR: Don't become an art student

Unblock me.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 1st, 2010 @ 11:39 PM Reply

At 11/1/10 11:19 PM, EJR wrote:
At 11/1/10 10:52 PM, Captain-Ben wrote: TL/DR: Don't become an art student
Unblock me.

I thought we discussed this, come to me IRL and I'll unblock you + give you a cake.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 12:27 AM Reply

At 11/1/10 11:39 PM, Captain-Ben wrote:
At 11/1/10 11:19 PM, EJR wrote:
At 11/1/10 10:52 PM, Captain-Ben wrote: TL/DR: Don't become an art student
Unblock me.
I thought we discussed this, come to me IRL and I'll unblock you + give you a cake.

We discussed no such thing.

What if I bring Zachary / Techno to you? He should count, especially since he's closer and I can't drive.

OR you come over here for fun and frolic through all the flowers.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 02:26 AM Reply

Why are you guys so bad at not being able to not do art?

I can open up flash or sai or ms paint and then just start drawing stuff. I usually start of with a curved line and then draw some type of character or face around/with it. Here is something I prepared just then. The only problem is that i don't really get many portal-worthy/finished pieces done.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 02:55 AM Reply

At 11/2/10 02:26 AM, CloudEater wrote: Why are you guys so bad at not being able to not do art?

I'd say there's a definite difference between just doodling and mucking about and actually creating a thought out piece. Yeah I doodle and such almost every day, what else am I supposed to do in class, but I haven't made any kind of art for just myself since I came up to school. It's easy for me to just sketch or doodle, but for the most part I lack the time and the will power to do any personal projects.


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 07:44 AM Reply

At 11/2/10 02:55 AM, Captain-Ben wrote:
At 11/2/10 02:26 AM, CloudEater wrote: Why are you guys so bad at not being able to not do art?
I'd say there's a definite difference between just doodling and mucking about and actually creating a thought out piece. Yeah I doodle and such almost every day, what else am I supposed to do in class, but I haven't made any kind of art for just myself since I came up to school. It's easy for me to just sketch or doodle, but for the most part I lack the time and the will power to do any personal projects.

Time seems to be a problem for everyone now days. My final pieces are pretty much just doodles that I've neatened up and added colour to. If only ppl were better at finishing stuff.

also this

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 07:50 AM Reply

At 11/2/10 07:44 AM, CloudEater wrote: Time seems to be a problem for everyone now days. My final pieces are pretty much just doodles that I've neatened up and added colour to. If only ppl were better at finishing stuff.

You get to a point where finishing a picture takes up most of the work. The 90/10 rule, remember? Not everyone is content with simply adding colour to a sketch, man. Hell, my pieces themselves suck without the photoshopping, and I'm sure that many people feel the same way (about their own arts).

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 73314

Also, that's actually not too bad a song, might want to consider finishing it off, well, better.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 01:31 PM Reply

OH GAWD! I just moved into a new appartment yesterday. Turns out that the old guy who owns the building and lives down stairs is near deaf. Not that big a problem, if it wasn't because he cranks the volume up to 90 on his television and watches porn all night. Even worse yet he listens to this kind of music in the morning. Even louder!


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Cloudy, for the most part we aren't talking about doodles, doodles come a lot more naturally cause you don't really think about them. It's usually the bigger stuff when people bitch about no ideas.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 02:26 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 01:53 PM, M-Vero wrote: Cloudy, for the most part we aren't talking about doodles, doodles come a lot more naturally cause you don't really think about them. It's usually the bigger stuff when people bitch about no ideas.

Yes, well then I am possibly in the same position as you guys kinda. I have plenty of ideas, I just lack the time/ motivation to finish something old instead of starting something new.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 03:36 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 01:31 PM, Lundsfryd wrote: I just moved into a new appartment yesterday. Turns out that the old guy who owns the building and lives down stairs is near deaf.

This would be paradise for me, had you not said...

Not that big a problem, if it wasn't because he cranks the volume up to 90 on his television and watches porn all night.

:(

Even worse yet he listens to this kind of music in the morning. Even louder!

Rave on.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 03:48 PM Reply

Sounds like we're all having similar problems :'(

Maybe after a thrilling Friday Flood, we should have a Saturday Stickam. Everyone pile in and discuss/show the projects/ideas we're dragging our feet on. Maybe encouragement and excitement from others will be the invigorating push we need to motivate us to get things finished/started ...if not, we can just play a few rounds of isketch and be stupid/unproductive together! yay!! :D

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:06 PM Reply

Art block sucks.. When I get stuck I draw fat people running..


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:22 PM Reply

Moving completely off topic here....
My school is currently undergoing negotiations of a strike. If it happens, from 12:01am on Wendesday (EST) the faculty will be on strike and I will not be having classes. Don't know how long it will last, or what, so we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.

Also off topic.....
Remember when we were discussing Eurovision months back?
Well, I came across this the other day, and it's a pretty solid song, but I just love the sax in it.
Related links about the epic sax:
Epic Sax Guy
Epic Sax Walrus - this is how I came across this song, and it's just an awesome video

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:35 PM Reply

i actually remember that song, eurovision comes up with some awesome stuff and some downright wierd stuff, i could link some past entries, but id rather not

ill leave opa and the other one to gumby
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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:35 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 04:22 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Moving completely off topic here....
My school is currently undergoing negotiations of a strike. If it happens, from 12:01am on Wendesday (EST) the faculty will be on strike and I will not be having classes.

Although a extra break is always welcome, but won't that cause trouble for you since you can't earn credits?


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:38 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 04:35 PM, Kinsei01 wrote:
At 11/2/10 04:22 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Moving completely off topic here....
My school is currently undergoing negotiations of a strike. If it happens, from 12:01am on Wendesday (EST) the faculty will be on strike and I will not be having classes.
Although a extra break is always welcome, but won't that cause trouble for you since you can't earn credits?

It all depends on how long the strike lasts. We should probably be able to just adjust the school year to make things work out. My only concern is one of my courses counts as a lab writing credit. Apparently, if we don't have enough hours for that part of the class, then it wont count as a credit. So I'm hoping like hell we don't miss too much, cause the lab reports have been a pain in the ass for that class so far, so to have it all thrown away would be a real kick in the balls.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:40 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 03:48 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: Maybe after a thrilling Friday Flood, we should have a Saturday Stickam. Everyone pile in and discuss/show the projects/ideas we're dragging our feet on

also this yes, but it probably wont

and be stupid/unproductive together! yay!! :D

very yes XD sounds like a plan

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:55 PM Reply

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 04:57 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 03:48 PM, ReNaeNae wrote: Maybe after a thrilling Friday Flood, we should have a Saturday Stickam. Everyone pile in and discuss/show the projects/ideas we're dragging our feet on.

Oh great, more weekend adventure I won't be seeing :P
A shame really as I've been thinking of a few ideas for projects.

oh yeaaaah ...


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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 05:20 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 04:22 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Moving completely off topic here....
My school is currently undergoing negotiations of a strike. If it happens, from 12:01am on Wendesday (EST) the faculty will be on strike and I will not be having classes. Don't know how long it will last, or what, so we'll all just have to wait and see what happens.

I've had a few strikes here, myself, although they never really lasted more then a day it isn't an unheard of occurrence - fact there was one earlier this year. No real reason to be worried, I doubt they'll actually let any of the students suffer and stuff.

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Response to Art Forum Lounge Nov. 2nd, 2010 @ 05:26 PM Reply

At 11/2/10 04:22 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Well, I came across this the other day, and it's a pretty solid song, but I just love the sax in it.

Meh, im not too fond of his sound, its awfull flat, and his phrasing is just terrible. Hes playing his sax like it is a keyboard.


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