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Our winter scavenger is out! Click here to join the hunt. This event runs from Dec 6-20.

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Nov 28, 2016 #event

It's almost time for our annual GASR Xmas Charity Event, and we are in need of volunteers who would be willing to make artwork for GASR's donors. If you are interested, please click here to sign up. The deadline to become a volunteer is Dec 10.

GASR Secret Santa
Nov 14, 2016 #event

It's time for GASR's annual holiday event: the Secret Santa gift exchange! Get your hot cocoa to marshmallow ratio perfect and your mistletoe hung up because it's time to get those art gifts wrapped and under the tree for a happy holiday surprise. Click here to join the fun, and make sure to sign up before the 25th of November!

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Oct 29, 2016 #event

It's about to get spooky with the Halloween scavenger hunt! Put on your masks, makeup, and your witch hats because everyone can join! Young, old, artist, non-artist, passer-by, moose, potatoes, or any living or my favorite… non-living may join. Click here to join the fun. This event lasts from Oct 31st - Nov 14th. Check out the cool prizes!

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I have been an artist on gasr for almost 5 years now, It took me so long to get to where I am now, and I am still learning. I'm currently a intern for makeup, still in school and have a part time job. Art has always been apart of my heart and it always was that "stress reliever" whenever i needed it. I have been into arts since the 5th grade once I started to draw on pencil and paper, and in 8th grade I found digital art and the amazing art of makeup. When I grew older, I found that art was all about me and I wanted to succeed in it. Many friends supported me in trying to work harder, many people helped me get to where I am now. Without art, I have no clue what id be doing. I enjoy seeing people's faces light up after I finish a piece or after im done beautifying their "imperfections". THAT inspires me.

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Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:05 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 2:12 pm; edited 1 time in total
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:11 pm
p.s: I hope I posted this in the right section
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:20 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 4:11 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 1:32 pm
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Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:20 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 6:06 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 1:49 pm
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Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:25 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 9:40 am
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 2:25 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 9:42 am
Echt? hmm...
nouja, heel veel mensen zweren bij sai dus laat ik t es uitproberen :p
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:59 am
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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