Okay. This is Tutorial of how to kill an art Block.
(Update 2013! New Tactics! Less Typos!)
There are three ways to kill an Art Block.
The Idol Tactic
Find an Artist who is better than you, a kinda Idol to you.
Now walk through His/her gallery and view the Artwork. But don't only view it, analyze it. Think of how he/she might have drawn it and think of where and why the strokes are like the strokes are. Though its Eeevuhl and forbidden on this lovely site, tracing helps a lot, too. (Just make sure to burn it with fire after you did) But also there, not only trace the outlines. Try to reconstruct the guidelines which used to be there at the beginning. Split the picture in shapes, like the way you read in drawing books, just backwards. That really helps a lot improving, too!
PRO: -you get better after the Art Block is gone.
Contra: -Its booooring. And well, keep in mind how tracing is evil.
The Extremeness Tactic
This one is funny, and my favorite.
Draw where and how you never have drawn.
For Example hanging upside-down from a ceiling lamp, or place yourself in your rabbit cage. Be creative. I already have drawn under the desk of my teacher in class. If that does not work try the third.
Some people wrote that they understood that they should draw themselves in a weird way, but I actually mean choose a crazy workplace!
PRO: -Its funny to do, and it works most of the time.
Contra: -Probably you'll soon have no ideas anymore of how to work. And it can get dangerous.
The waiting Tactic
Wait 'till it goes itself.
PRO: you have nothing to do for it.
CONTRA: Too much to listen it up.
If it worked, tell me
© Ayior 2009
After a few suggestions and some experience, I have two more tactics for you!
...Also I updated the older texts.
The Music Tactic
This was one working a lot to me and which also got mentioned a lot in the comments.
Simply listen to some inspiring music. Maybe soundtrack or your favorite heavy metal, yay. Maybe its because of my own attitude, but I find regular pop music very uninspiring, but that could just be me - While most people seem to find epic soundtracks most inspiring.
Also, listen to NEW music. Not you favorite song you have been listening to for ages already.
Maybe tell me your most inspiring song in a comment!
Pro: It's fun and effective when you have a creative block.
Contra: Creativity Blocks are different from Art Blocks. So it might solve the problem, but there is a chance it wont.
The Socializing Tactic
Another one for the creative block type.
Meet friends. Go to a cafe, or in a dancing club. Just do something with people, or, just do something. Get out of your effin' house and do something different. Sport works too, just make sure you actually get so see something of the world.
People can be nasty, but they sometimes do heck funny things when they believe they are not being watched. Or maybe your best friend was just dumped in a way that could be drawn as a hilarious comic, or some leaves on a tree look like the outline of a warrior just fighting an ancient dragon which was reborn from the ancient tribe of sumerians who want.... Eh, I am getting off topic. And big suggestion: Especially when you totally not feel like meeting people you should do so. Trust me.
PRO: You get rid of the reputation of the antisocial artist and no one will bug you to do something and that you are wasting your lifetime anymore. Don't argue, I know most of you have that problem!
Contra: ...Well, even if it fails you have had some nice time, or at least some new experience, so I don't know what a contra could be!
© Ayior 2009-2013