well i have this problem of not finishing alot projects . like colouring other peoples line art but after like maybe and hour i kinda get tired and sometimes do it day by day or sometimes i just abandon it and go for another one or i just can't think of anything to add.
its like i can do it but i just get reluctant to do it.
maybe i need to set a goal and try accomplish it , sorry if this might be a useless post but i just can't fiigure how to push my self forward in times like this.
You're probably just trying to tackle more than you can. Try smaller projects first, then work your way up to more ambitious ones.
There's nothing like the feeling of finishing a piece you worked your ass off on.
Hmmm... I have to disagree with the previous post.
Coz I'm the same way, I just love to start new things... but often find finishing my projects to feel like a chore. I've had many illustrations get to *almost* final and then just drag. If it was personal work, I'd probably never finish many of them. Of course with hired work, you have to finish it... and at times there's not much you can do but just knuckle down. Still, I find it helps to have several projects to work on, then when I get that "foot-dragging feeling" I can switch to something else.
The trick though, is if you're doing professional work for clients, it's gotta get it done on schedule whether you feel like it or not. But if you're not working for clients or school, then where's the problem if you do stop working on a piece? I've got drawers full of work waiting to get done "someday".
There are times when my project feels like a chore. I just chop and change which bits to work on. Okay, a picture is not quite the same as an animation, but you should make yourself go back to it – you might even surprise yourself.
thanks guysbut it really bugs cuz i got few finished works to present in my portfolio. i kinda want a good portfolio so i can show off to clients and also to feel good that i've accomplished something well done ya know
well, either you do it, or you don't
there's consequences attached to both options.. your choice, right?
think of it this way, tomorrow you could have some freak accident losing your hands, or sight.. what do you want to have accomplished before that happens?
Rapxic, I have the same problem as you. =(
Setting goals really helps solving this. Divide the projects you want to complete in small parts or large parts ( like drafting, drawing, coloring, finishing touches, etc.). Give yourself a time frame to get each part done, and make sure you have some extra time added in case one step takes longer than planned. That works for me like 90% of the time.
If that doesn't work, then get in that "drawing mode" (when you feel like you can do or create anything), then strap yourself down in front of the computer and DO IT. Just push yourself really hard to complete it in one sitting. Don't allow yourself to get up until you get a significant part completed. When I do this, I don't get up for like 4 hours at a time, not including bathroom breaks. It helps to keep a snack next to you. =P
I know that sounds hard to do, but it's worth seeing a finished product you're proud of!
I'm probably going to spend my weekend pushing myself to draw, because I also need to finish my portfolio...
thanks alot guys , i'll see if i can set time as cadeo said, i also realised i just needed to feel relax
You know, sometimes stuff just IS work.
One of the reasons we keep seeing these "motivation" threads is that people seem to keep confusing doing their art, with entertainment.
If you want it to be entertainment, then do it as a hobby, that's fine, there's nothing wrong with that at all.
But if you want to be a professional artist, and get paid for your work, and make a living (or even part-living) with it, then stuff's got to get finished, and in a timely fashion.
You don't just need to complete stuff to "have a portfolio to show to clients" - you need to establish the habit of completing stuff, on time, and at good quality, as a standard thing - clients have a right to expect that the work they employ you for will be completed, too.
If you want to be a pro, then what's your motivation? Its paying the bills, paying the rent or mortgage, putting food on the table. Is that enough motivation?