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How do you overcome an art block??? 

33%
93 deviants said Music
25%
69 deviants said Look at other peoples art
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50 deviants said I dont T.T.... I stop drawing
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32 deviants said Other( say what it is in the comments)
5%
13 deviants said Warch TV for a while
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11 deviants said Intense concentration *.*
2%
7 deviants said Food
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6 deviants said I dont get them??

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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I listen to music :D It almost never works, but when it does I always come up with something brilliant!!! Like sometimes when I'm writing the script or storyboard for a manga I'll make sure I put music on that suits the mood of the scene and that works every time! But if the music doesn't suit the scene, or if you're just drawing randomly and the music doesn't suit your mood it won't work :P
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AniMeg4321 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually listen to music or look at other peoples art on DA (mostly Tyshea and Ai-Bee :D). Sometimes, though, after a while of having an art block, an image of what I want to draw suddenly pops into my head and it's the greatest thing to happen to me at a time like that.
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IridescentDragoness Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely other. I wander around, listen to music, etc. I recently got a really good idea for a dragon wing pattern by eating fruit... i.e. I spent a half hour drawing the patterns inside the segments of an orange....
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Mija-Lion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend taught me how to do this, and it surprisingly works, and it inspires me on so many levels.
When I get block of any sort, writers, artist, etc., I take a wood block and write onto it, "(Whatever block I'm having) block.". Then, I take it outside, put it down, get a sledge hammer, and destroy it to bits. It might sound violent, but it does work for me. Seeing the look on people's faces when I smash the block though is just as inspiring. :)
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love that! I've gotta try it sometime... Wish I had a wooden block though XD Would it work if I used a soda can? Or just an old plastic can of coffee?? I don't really think I have the strength to smash wood... Oooh, what if I wrote it on some paper and burnt it?! >:D not as satisfying as smashing, but flames are pretty and inspiring!!!! XD
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NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm currently having the longest art block of my life: 3 months. I'm suffering. It's horrible.
So I'm just not drawing anything and trying to find some inspiration, but nothing is working out.


......uuuuuuuu ;__;....
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Lexinator117 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I watch sci fi and fantasy movies until my eyes are bleeding with inspiration!
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Umiki-sama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
SUSUMU HIRASAWA!!!!! that and i try finding something inspirational if all fails i go sad and wait for it to go away T^T
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FakerFakerLuvPower Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Breaking stuff (and by stuff, i mean throwing eggs on the ground)
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DarkDryad17 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Music gives me inspiration, but i still can't draw....
so i look at other peoples art, and HEY LOOK TECHNIQUE IS AWESOME
*tries*
YAY
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darkkawaiipanda Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I yell random things to the sky, like..."MUTATED POTATO SCARF" and draw it.
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Sparkling-Autumn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think about random things to get back into my creative mode! e.g. pineapples, emoticons, weather, rainbows of gayness, oh, and more pineapples
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol sadly it seems like i always have an art block, but watching anime etc helps and sometimes movies too!! =D
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Suguru-san01 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I sit outside and have a smoke. While smoking I either think about nothing(yes I can actual do that) or we talk to ourselves and ask each other what we would have done differently to the drawing.
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onehundredcandles Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
muse=music
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Crimson-Knight77 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
All of the above! =D
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unImago Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I do several things , I listen to music, watch an inspiring movie, watch other art, write words which come to my mind or go outside or do just SOMETHING.
The problem is that I always think I have an art block.
The good thing is, I have a box full of ideas(a real one , when I get an idea i write it on a piece of paper and put it there.)
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domitar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I go for a run or hike. Sometimes seeing new scenery helps, and physical activity helps clear my mind out nicely. :)
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Chikami-chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I make my friends tell me what to draw ^^
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
^^ Thats always a good option ^^
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Zajarism Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
For my "Other" I normally have interestingly deep conversations with friends to over come my art block. Contemplate Death, Theorize Life, ETC
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do that with my bestie Kyla! She's really good at listening and always knows what to say, so whenever I'm having artists-block I just talk to her about it and she'll always find a way to re-inspire me! Usually our deep conversation will be about my dreams to become a mangaka and be remembered and all that junk... That always gets me inspired to start drawing... But whenever we have one of those deep conversation, right when it's reached it's peak and it getting so deep that we're sounding like philosophers, one of us well burst out laughing and it'll end lol Then she'll just tell me to stop talking about it with her and just go and draw already
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
LOl that too is a good idea!
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Zajarism Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Thank you for thinking so.
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Keep drawing...keep going...work through it.... back when I use to have time to do much better art than I'm doing now... I would get my best work done after going through hours of struggle..and then it would start working... I use to be in a band with a fantastic guitar player who had one major problem, we'd goin to record our musuic and he'd get a block.. then he'd wait to become inspired...which ment drink and goof off....well, the band fell aprt, and we have very few recordings... so my best advice is.... keep going... work through it.. :boogie;
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
Good advise ^^
Music really frees up the imagination, so thats what i do when i have an art block
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Music really does affect me....of course I love music....but why not listen and create at the same time.... :boogie:
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Shane-01 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
I like watching Mirror Mask when I have art block.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
^^ I use to watch freddy vs jason when i had one XD
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MSHFAR Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really don't get this art block thing, its strange ,,, does it mean i can't draw perfectly ? i do that any way

if it means i can't come up with new ideas, then i have that all the time and still can draw XD
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
Yeap it having just a random moment when you cant draw anything XD their a pain
what do you do when you get one??
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MSHFAR Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if don't know how to draw a pose or something and gave up

you will see me doing something like this [link]

and that is just a small part of a whole thing XD
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
Good point, ^^
I do my creepy creatue ballpoints when i cant think of anything to draw
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MSHFAR Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See easy XD
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Sohmma Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
pick nose like i mean it :meow:

lol. go to places and try to get myself inspired by little things
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moni158 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
^^ Lol
fair enough
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