Hopefully a way to help some people out. Before you go on to read this though I'd like to tell you that since I posted this thread I've realised that the best cure for procrastination and a lack of motivation is just doing. No thinking, no theory but plain old getting up and getting the task done. Try that and it'll take you a long way. P.s If I can personally help in any way then I'll be glad to do so
God looking back at this... Why are we such idiots when we are younger?
So Everyone seems to need life coaching these days. Everyone is searching for motivation or inspiration or just anything to moan about
Heres a Couple of things to get your ass to work and a couple of things to refer to when feeling down
I hope This helps some People
Threads Asking About Motivation and Inspiration In Ca:
Just Some Words to say.
You don't really need all the motivation the best way is to just get up and do it. You have to want to improve want to get good and become the best you can be but remember your doing art because you enjoy it so have some Fun.
Words of Wisdom from Jason Manley
Stop Whining, Start Working
The Inspiration Link List by Davi
The Old man
Finding my inner artist
Loss of talent.
Can i overcome my fear?
Mood and Productivity - How do you cope?
I want to draw, but just... can't
Lack of motivation, anxiety depression related to art
Arrrggghhh, can't concentrate!
Fear of drawing
Time, Energy, Inspiration
How do you get yourself into 'the zone'?
How do you fight off laziness or lack of motivation?
A cure for laziness...
How does an artist get motivation back?
How do you beat de-motivation?
Help! I may have lost my way
Creativity Block.... (kind of like writers block but worse)
Help Me I Seem To Be Stuck!
Why can't I draw for a long time? Patience and persistance advice anyone?
maybe its just me
I cant keep drawing...but i want too!!!
Lack of inspiration, motivation, drive, moxie etc...
Motivation needed... help plz!!
I can't draw under pressure! Um, can you? :o
Can't get Inspired.
Art n Motivation
Lack of Motivation
Motivation/Coping with Depression
Artist's solution for loss of motivation?
Creating a creative atmosphere
Feeling Worthless as An artist
Your daily kick in the....
Articles about Self discipline, A very good read
This one has about 6 different pages:
Quotes From Bruce Lee
Sterling Hundley's Advice blog for Illustrators
Mr.Delicious Posted Something Pretty amazing about motivation, Highly Recommend Reading this
Three Rules By dirty_C
Bobby Chiu's Podcasts
Belief and motivation
Words of Wisdom by Jason Manley
SideBar nation Podcasts
Put your Mouth Where your Money is
Your Ego is a Motivation killer, get rid of it
Never give up, no matter how discouraging others are. Read this
21 sickening stastics. Appreciate what you have!
The Finally Finished Forum Has Art that will turn you on
The inspiration thread
The best of CA, you know their not called the best for nothing
The Reference Thread Is Filled with Awesome Images
PicLens, Awesome Addon For FireFox
Quotes By Artist
Feeling down? Visit The cheer Me Up thread
Masterful Drapery Studies
Loose Sketches I Would Like To Own, This is probably one of my favourite threads for art, a lot of people don't realise how amazing and refreshing a loose sketch can be
Favourite Artists In Alphabetical Order, add more amazing artist to your inspirational list
Artist In Ca Who Are motivational
Dont Compare your self to others. When your really hitting rock bottom and you're just losing your self take some time out and go through your own sketchbook. Look at it from beginning to end there's no better comparison than yourself, you'll see all your hard work, I think it's the greatest motivation to see your own progress and it gives you drive like nothing else.
This is all there is for now
IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE! POST THEM SO I CAN ADD THEM TO THIS! Am always editing this so I'll add your SUGGESTIONS
I hope this helps someone
"Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work."
- Chuck Close
Edit - including Noah's thread here Stop Whining, Start Working
Last edited by Lukas Esch; March 26th, 2013 at 06:08 AM. Reason: add link
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Sick post Lilnebo, fucking sick post and a great effort towards the community.. hopefully cleaning up 'some' of the daily-cry-outs about loss of motivation or inspiration etc.
Maybe you should've posted in the lounge, since thats where all people hang around these days : /
awesome post.. and I'm very honored to be mentioned!
Thanks lilnebo. I was planning to create such thread but this one is much better than the one I would do. I'll try to post some new good stuff new if I find it.
Yeah. It seems like all they need is individual treatment.but yet i fear even if it was, it'd be overlooked and wouldnt stop people from posting 'but my situation is different, i need inspiration!'
You rock! I'm currently a little over whelmed with too much inspiration, but I'm going to dig through some of those links when I get home. Great effort! I think that's worth a thousand times more than mindlessly giving someone a hand out.
Also your effort inspired me to take an interest and do some research on the holiday. I'm going to make a food donation to my local shelter/pantry on my way home today
In return for all the work you put into this, linebo, I'm going to fast today.
No position or belief, whether religious, political or social, is valid if one has to lie to support it.--Alj Mary
Ironically, the concept of SIMPLICITY is most often misunderstood by simple-minded people. --Alj Mary
am i the only one that gets all mad at the motivation threads?..lol
inspiration i don't mind so much but, motivation?
i hope im not comming off as a snob, but its really baaaad form to complain about ones own laziness. ..its not cute
and it is devaluating the Art discussion forum, it seems like the majority of this forum is composed of these threads.
i think if this is made into a sticky id would be great ....a quick place to refer them all .
Dude I'm in there. Freakin sweet.
Lol, It sucks that I'm asian. I can't help it if I look like a million other people.
My Sketchbook: Critics and Comments would be AWESOME.
J Wilson: Wow man thats awesome!
Ilaekae: i really hope you did would be awesome, its a great experince
Kingshaj: no your not, but its not because they want to just annoy people but more because of their lack of knowledge about the whole subject. If everyone knew you dont even need motivation that much they wouldn't be posting all those threads, So lets just cross our fingers and hope this helps them and every other member of CA who doesn't start a thread when they feel down because well all do.
well said, lilnebo
(scored to an IVAN MAXIMOV Classic animated short )
thanks alot man , i dig bobby chiu , that guy is a wonder , he repaints over his stuff even though sum parts migh not be complete , real good , i think i should do that more often instead of erasing
my sketch book NuSex's- http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...28#post1723528
upcoming villain/hero wip
whoaaaaa thanks lilnebo bookmarked!
I'm one of those lazy fucks whose afraid to draw but wants to... you know what, starting today, I'll try to do at least one drawing a day. Even if I can't think of anything, I'll stare at my hand and draw it. I'll save those fuckers in a folder, and see how far I progress.
Good reads here, thanks for the thread.
once upon a time i was working like 13 hour days in a warehouse. it was the fucking worst and all i wanted to do when i came home was sleep or veg out, but i always made some art from the time i got home until sleep and i'm so glad I did.
p.s. FUCK YEAH
You know, something that helps..
Uninstall your IM apps. (Msn, aim, icq, Irc)
Uninstall ALL YOUR GAMES. JUST DO IT.
Now, the next time you start your computer, you wont have anything else to do except drawing.
This worked wonders for me
"Sadly, most artists prefer to give the elite their attention."
i think this thread might get more attention if it were stickied under the stickied threads line. i don't know about others, but my eyes tend to slide right over the stickied threads. putting it in bold in the normal thread area would get more eyes to look at it, im sure
I know this may be a bit on the distracting side as youtube always is but I find this guy very inspiring