Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Getting Myself Out of the Creative Slump - One Illustration At the Time
One of the most important lessons one can learn in life is to understand that there is always something new to learn and that one must always keep on trying no matter what. So lately, I have been experiencing a sort of creative slump, meaning that things don't quite click or feel natural. My drawings don't satisfy me like they did just 3 weeks ago, and I have not been as excited about what I am doing as I should be. I am desperately trying to figure out why and also how to get myself out of this crappy place. This slump is frustrating, and from time to time, discouraging, but my passion for this keeps me going. Also, knowing that one day in the future, I will become who I wanted to be, keeps me trying.
Today, something clicked. I realized that instead of focus inwards on those negative feelings, which only feeds itself, I need to look outwards and find things that will get me excited again because I know that this slump is a result of my own doing - it's in my head. I started to look at some amazing images, and then slowly, I became motivated again. One image after another, I realized that there are still so much I need to learn and do that this is no time to feel down. A picture is worth a thousand words has a whole new meaning. =)
Tomorrow is going to be a new day with a new start.