Starving Artist's Sage Advice
Ways To Get Over Art Block
These projects are designed to help break a creative block.  I’ve picked them up random places (books, internet, my brain)
  •  Take paint chips - tape in sketchbook.  Describe mood, smell, taste, texture, & what colour reminds you of.
  •  Draw & colour a mandala
  • Paste an image in a sketchbook.  Draw the surrounding picture.
  •  Document entire day in 15 minute sketches - people, places, things, etc
  • *Gather materials you use most often.  Choose 2 that normally wouldn’t go together & try to use them together
  • Pick a shape (ex. a skull).  Create that shape multiple times with different materials (clay, wire, fabric, collage, etc)
  •  Draw 100 circles.  Use each as their own picture (sun, key hole, wheel, etc)
  •  Draw a squiggle on paper.  Turn it into a picture
  •  Pick 3 colours at random.  Use those to create full finished piece
  • Create an inkblot, then turn it into a picture (use watered-down ink or light cloured paint)
  •  Draw anything.  Write 3 words to describe it (personality, shape, feel, etc).  Draw something else with those same words.  Pick 3 new words for the new object & repeat.
  •  Choose 10 numbers.  Open book, choose paragraph, & count to that word.  Result = 10-word non-sequitur sentence.  Illustrate
  •  Combine animals - dino + bunny, bull + tiger, fish + pig, etc
  •  Draw tiny object up close in great detail
  •  Pick an inspirational quote & illustrate it
 
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