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New DeviantArt Group!
May 8, 2017 #announcement

GASRfags is now GASRforum! We've decided to start a fresh new group on DeviantArt to showcase all of your artwork that you submit. Click here for further information.

Moderator Reassignments + New GASR Tumblr
May 6, 2017 #announcement

We have made some changes to our current staff list and have some new information regarding social media. Click here for further information.

Moving GASR / New Features & Suggestions
April 26, 2017 #discussion

After a discussion between you guys and the staff, we've decided on moving GASR to its own private server. We are leaving the discussion thread up so you guys can continue to provide feedback, suggestions, and new features for the new forum. Click here for more information!

Space Day Celebration
April 17, 2017 #contest

Welcome to GASR's first ever Space Day event! Serenity has put together this brand new occasion to share with you all. Click here to participate!

Broken Profile Tables
April 12, 2017 #forum

Mar came across an issue where some of the member profile tables were broken. Click here to see if it effected you and how to fix it.

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My name is Alicia and I have been doing art since 2011. I have been a member of Gasr since shortly after it started and I really enjoy the time I have spent here and all the wonderful people I have met. I started making art because its something I always enjoyed but never felt I was good at it. At least not with pencil and paper. I have found digital art to be comforting and I enjoy making art to share with people and I hope everyone enjoys what I make just as much as I do. I am a 35 year old stay at home mom with 2 kids. Art gives me relief from a 5 year old and an almost 14 year old. Thank you for reading and I hope that me being the artist of the moment will bring me some new buyers and friends!

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Poll
Do you think GASR should move to its own private server?
Yes
48%
 48% [ 285 ]
No
13%
 13% [ 76 ]
Not Now
4%
 4% [ 25 ]
Not Sure
17%
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Don't Care if We Stay or Go
18%
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Total Votes : 593

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Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:05 pm
Today I realized that the kind of drawing I do now isn’t fun for me anymore.
It’s become a chore. It isn’t something that I do because I want to or because I like to, but because I have to.
I hate this thought/feeling, because I used to have so much fun drawing these chibis for everyone and I think when this kind of drawing isn't fun anymore I shouldn't force it
It's like... everytime I get excited to draw, but then I see my orders and other people's art and I just lose all motivation to do it ... :/

Does anyone recognize this feeling?
Does anyone feel anyone the same way?
Does anyone have some advice to make it fun again or to overcome this feeling?

I want to regain my pleasure in drawing again, can someone help me find it again?
Thanks in advance!


Last edited by RazorCheeks on Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:12 pm; edited 1 time in total
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:11 pm
p.s: I hope I posted this in the right section
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:20 pm
I understand you completely.
I started as a pixel artist, doing free orders for practice. I got to a point where I had so much to do that it was physically tiring to actually get on my laptop and draw stuff.
I simply let go of those orders and started doing my own thing for a while until I felt ready to draw for others again.
Though, I think what helped me most was changing. I stopped doing pixel art work and started painting and sketching other stuff, and nowadays I try a bit of everything. I rarely get artblocked now, because I can do pixels one day, and paintings the other so I won't be doing the same thing all the time.
Maybe it'd help you to change and vary your stuff, experiment you know? Try different chibis, or drawings, try new techniques. Draw for yourself, because the only way you'll enjoy and evolve as an artist is by exploring new stuff. Doing orders and selling is just a bonus. Just like every other job, you'll be much happier if you're doing what you like to do.

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Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:11 pm
I think that's a good idea. It's helped me before too.
When I first came to GASR (old GASR) I only did (screenie-edit and portraits from scratch (all very imvu-based stuff) and it gave me a major artblock eventually (after 7 years or so)
then I started doing chibis last year and that helped me overcome my artblock, but by doing that I actually quit doing screenie edits
so now I'm back at where I started doing just one thing...

Thanks, I'm going to try that!

Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:32 pm
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Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:20 pm
i know i aint going to be of any help but i think its so common it almost became normal that art becomes a chore once it becomes your main source of income (im only assuming its your source, im not really sure tho).
maybe you should try to set a certain goal in art. it works for me. and i consider to be in a worse situation than you are. because i never liked doing art for the sake of art, i like doing art for the sake of improving, if that makes sense. i just love seeing my palpable improvement.
but i dont understand why people dont allow themselves to get a new hobby. at least for a few months...
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:06 am
Ehh okay, thank you, I guess...
Art is more of a hobby for me, the money I earn by doing it is just a bonus (though my job/study is a creative one)
Since I'm very busy with school and other RL-stuff, Art used to be something relaxing for me
now it's become more like a chore, so I'd like it to go back to relaxing
I think it's too bad that you make art just to see yourself improve..
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:49 pm
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:25 pm
aah
ik heb dat ook ongeveer nu op deze moment

als je constant je orders moet doen, het lijkt net alsof je iets doet tegen je zin
en dat lijd tot artblock in deze toestand

Ik ben mee eens wat Mar heeft gepost

probeer iets anders te tekenen
in deze geval omdat je geen edits meer doe

ga iets tekenen dat geen chibi's zijn of wat je offer in je shop :)
je kan altijd iets nieuws proberen om je zelf een beetje te verfrissen van wat je hele tijd zat te doen (in dit geval orders doen)
ga een oefening zoeken (bloemen tekenen, techniek aanleren zoals metaal, textuur enz. enz.)
of een challenge/meme zoeken zodat je ongeveer terug gemotiveerd ben met tekenen (draw this again meme, is een leuk voorbeeld) dan zie je je progress ;)

iets nieuws proberen is altijd wel eens spannend :D


in ieder geval ik wens je veel succes om van je artblock te verlossen :)

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Pixel by Katie
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:40 pm
Dank je Mattie!
Ga ik zeker doen (: Ik zat zelf te denken om mezelf Sai aan te leren... ik werk nog steeds met Gimp en ik heb het idee dat ik meer wil doen dan dat Gimp me toelaat
Ik vind het idee van de memes een hele leuke, daar had ik nog helemaal niet aan gedacht!
Dankjewel!! en jij ook succes met je beginnende artblock dan :/


//English translation//
Thanks Mattie!
I defenitly will try something new (: I was thinking about teaching Sai to myself... I still work with Gimp and I have the feeling I want to do more than Gimp allows me to do
I think your meme-idea is very good, I hadn't thought about that yet!
Thank you so much!! and good luck with your starting artblock yourself :/
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:25 pm
Sai heeft eigenlijk minder tools dan Sai
Maar de pen pressure is wel net wat anders dan gimp :)

Veel succes! En dankje xd

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Pixel by Katie
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:42 pm
Echt? hmm...
nouja, heel veel mensen zweren bij sai dus laat ik t es uitproberen :p
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:59 pm
Waahh artblock DX
I don't know what to draw
and I feel I'm not good at it anyway T^T
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