It’s normal for artists to lose inspiration at times. You’ll experience it when working on a project, composing posts about it, and even when drawing for fun. The reality is, everyone, suffers from creative struggles, it only turns worst if you allow it to get to you and you succumb. To fight off the artist’s block, here are some of the easiest tips and best practices that you can follow.
Avoid freaking out
All is well – always remember that whenever you are thinking that you’ll never be as creative as you were before. You’ll quickly get out of this unproductive phase if you stop freaking out. This is because allowing the situation to get inside your head will only make everything much worse than it already is. One great way to test out your creativity is to draw animals from a different planet, and when your work almost looks like the animals you see on Earth, then you are on your creative pad again.
Don’t just sulk around and wait for inspiration to fall on your lap
During pre-artist’s block, the phrase “good things come to those who wait” won’t do you any good. Unless you are waiting for your pizza delivery, waiting and sitting around won’t magically turn things around. Even if inspiration can’t be forced on you no matter how much you wanted it to, you can bring yourself in situations that will help you discover more inspiration. It can be simple activities such as walking in the park, hanging out with friends, or listening to some feel-good music. Make it a point to do things that will reset your creativity.
Get up and stroll around
Most of the time, you just need to escape from your headspace to beat that annoying artist’s block, and in order to do this, you need to abandon your room space and go somewhere else. You can stroll around your neighbourhood, visit a greenhouse, or even take a hike – anything that will give you a break from the exhaustive work you have in front of you. After all, the change of scenery isn’t bad.
Go out of your house and meet up with your friends, hang out with new people, or just step outside and sketch anything that interests you. Always remember that art replicates life and the greatest inspiration appears when you have a clear mind that’s free from anxiety and stress. Socializing is also an effective way to unblock your headspace and reboot your brain.
Don’t forget to play
Even if you are now a professional artist, you’re never too old to work just for fun. After all, that’s how you first started. Make art just for yourself and draw just because you feel like it. No one will judge your work, so no worries.
Make it a habit to clean your workspace
Cleaning up your workspace is an effective way to bring back the balance and creativity in your brain. When you have an organized and clean set up, you’ll feel calm and collected. With relaxation at its peak, your creative juices will start flowing again.
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