Eliminate your excuses 06 - pushing through barriers
Pushing through Barriers
Are you enjoying your creativity?
Are you having fun creating?
Awesome! But what if you are getting stuck?
After you get into the flow of being creative there will be times where you hit some roadblocks or barriers. Sometimes they are early on with you do not know where to start. Sometimes you lose interest or get lost right after you get started. You start blocking it in and you don’t see the image right away.
When this happens just take a deep breath and push through. Keep going and keep in mind that this is suppose to be fun and you are enduring a learning experience. What happens if this piece turns out horrible? If you had fun it doesn’t matter. And if you learn something, Even better!
I have found that with a lot of artists including myself that we get to a point where we just hate it or lose interest. And that point is right before the pieces metamorphosis. Like a point where a painting looks muddy and then the artists adds a few highlights and the piece just comes to life.
So when this happens just remember to have fun and make yourself work through it for another 30 min. Early on when i was doing sketches I had a problem with losing interest soon and not finishing. I forced myself to do 3 hour studies. One of them I did not like after 45 minutes, i didn’t care for the expression or the character, but I knew I had to stick with it for another 2 hours. So what i did was find the things i liked about it and got rid of the things i didn't like about it. Because i forced myself to do that i created an interesting character that i would have never come up with normally.
Push through and enjoy the process. Learn and have fun
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