So… Sketchbook tours are one thing that’s so cool and fascinating. It is colorful, it is creative and what’s not to love? I’ve seen, been inspired by so many art journals and sketchbooks, that I wanted to try and do one as well.
This drawing happened when I was inspired by zentangle art and so wanted to try it. 👇
Who doesn’t love nature? This drawing was inspired by the beautiful and vibrant cherry blossoms. 👇
I thought of mixing abstract art and doodling, and this happened.👇
That one time when I had to try Scribble Art so much.👇
When I was inspired by Abstract Art, while looking for references. 👇
I wanted to try different techniques in drawing trees and the sketch turned out like this.👇
Have you ever experienced an irresistible craving for artworks in the form of movies that are a masterpiece? I wanted to watch Harry Potter for the millionth time but ended up drawing Diagon Alley.👇
This one, obviously is for the festive times.👇
This one happened when I tried another way of drawing trees and bushes and learned a bit about lights and shadows too.👇
This drawing is when I was so in love with the Illustration art , I had to try one. 👇
I tried yet another illustration art with a short story called Freedom.
Silhouette art is so fascinating and will always be an evergreen love for me.👇
Nothing beats a good doodling day. It’s relaxing, therapeutic, and in short, it’s inner peace for me. No wonder why I’m obsessed with it. 👇
I wanted to try drawing a realistic looking subject. It’s nowhere close but I hope it’s a decent one.👇
So… Have you ever had an art block or precisely creative block? It’s as real as a writer’s block; it gets all creators alike. What is an Art Block? Sometimes, we have no problem, the drawing just flows like a river and fills up our sketchbook or canvas and sometimes the river is all dried up. It might sound daunting but it’s actually easier to get out of it than we think.
Take A Break
I know, it might sound silly, but it really works wonders. Take a day or two. Get out of the house, meet some friends, go shopping or anything you like do to relax on a holiday. Anything other than thinking about drawing should work.
Do Not Wait
What?! This is in contrast to the above point! I can hear your mind.😊 But hear me out. ‘Good things come to those who wait’, they say. It works fine for a pizza delivery but not here. Take a break for few days but not too much. Get that sketchbook out and draw something. Anything. It’s okay if it looks bad. Just fill that page with whatever comes to your mind and there’s a high chance you will get an idea of what you want to draw next and how to draw it. Musings and inspirations cannot be forced but you can put yourself in situations where you can find them.
Try out a new art supply. Yes. All that excitement of wanting to try out that new art supply should get your creative juices flowing.
Try New Art
Trying something new is always exciting. So go out of your comfort zone and try something that you’ve never did before. For example, if acrylics is your thing, you could try drawing comics for fun. Anything that piques your interest.
Do Not Pressure Yourself
You may be professional artist, budding artist or a hobby artist like me. But it never turns out good if you pressure yourself. I believe whatever level of artist you are, the process of creating the art should be enjoyed. As much as you enjoy it, it will be reflected in the result. No rush and no pressure. Love the process and enjoy it.
Get a journal and list out everything you’ve ever wished to draw. It might be a cup, a bird, refrigerator, it doesn’t matter how simple the subject is. Write it all down. Next try writing down some scenarios that you want to draw. For example, a girl in a wheat field; a kid in a swing. This will surely jump start your creativity.
Look For Prompts
Ask a friend or family to suggest you some drawing prompts. Start from there and take it in the direction as you feel like. You could even look for prompts in online art forums or groups, participate in art challenges or contests.
Take A Walk
Go out for a walk in a nearby by park or any scenic area and just look around. Art is everywhere literally if you’ve got the eyes for it and anything can be your muse. It can be two people sitting by the tree, a small lake with fountain, kids playing around swings and those tiny rides and so on. If drawing people is not your thing, you could take some good scenic pictures and that should work. You can even try drawing what you are looking. Sit in your room and draw the view in front of you. Or step out the balcony or look through a window and try drawing the beautiful view.
Yes. It’s by far the best idea to beat the art block. Google your favorite artists, look for ideas in pinterest or whatever works for you. Browse for artworks, wallpapers of your preferred genre and give your creativity a good nudge.
I was kind of feeling stuck too and could not think of anything to draw for a few days. Then I remembered I came across a good picture in pinterest a while ago which I used now. I added some random flowers and colors as an addition to the reference.
After inking and coloring
Art block or Creative block might feel like ‘the end of your art journey’. But it doesn’t last much longer. Think of it like your subconscious and brain taking a short breather. Usually it goes away after a short time. Or it only takes a few simple steps to get out of it and get you back to creating beautiful art again.
Hope you enjoyed reading. Thank you for visiting! See you soon. Until then, toodles from your fellow Art Warlock.💜
So… Some things are so common in our daily life but almost beyond our control. Like a sudden rain that pours when you head out; a freezing winter; a sudden call of duty that cuts short your vacation; the list goes on and on. Here’s my top ‘cosmic’ nuisances that’s worth a mention.😉
Hot summer. It’s not that chilling in the beach, slurpee sipping sweet summer. I’m talking about the blazing hot, blood evaporating evil summer. How to become a ghost rider, with zero investment? Just take a walk to the nearby grocery store when the sun is up high over your head. All you need is a fire extinguisher when you get back home. You do not wanna burn down the entire house, do you?😂 Simply put in the language of Game of Thrones, it is, ‘Summer is coming!’
Alarm clock. Most of us are those people who hate extremely to wake up to a sudden sound. Even if it might sound pleasant. Somehow, my brain knows exactly when the alarm clock is going to ring and it wakes me up five minutes before. Then I wait till it rings, shut it off and decide to play a dangerous game called Russian Roulette with it. I close my eyes, go back to sleep, wanting to wake up on my own, 15 mins later. It might be 15 mins or 4 hours, I’ll never know!😄 It’s too risky, too tempting and that’s why I love it.
Noisy neighbors. Some neighbors are cool, some might keep it to themselves. But very rarely, the universe decides to make a joke on you, shoves loud speakers down some chosen ones’ throat and plants them as your neighbors. All day long, you won’t even know if they are in the house or vanished. But as you get to bed at night, and about to close your eyes, that’s their cue. May be they are nocturnal beings. There will be all kinds of strange noises, you’ll stay up wondering the possibilities of what they are up to!
Breaking down a wall with a sledge hammer to renovate?
A contest called ‘Who can laugh the loudest!’?
A dance party?
Torturing a dinosaur?
All of the above! ✔
Hope you enjoyed reading. See you next time. Until then, your fellow Art Warlock.💜