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September 27, 2010
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My Creative Process by wbd My Creative Process by wbd
I've drawn tutorials and instructional pieces before, but I thought that now would be a great time to show how I think up my art. That's because the creative process is as vital as any technique.

And one day, I'll actually develop one.

Art Notes:

If you are an artist, writer or other type of creative person-in-your-free-time, perhaps you have experienced this before. I like that my job pays for my bills, but I don't like how little energy I have left over to be creative. I got home today and I didn't want to do anything beyond stare at my browser- not even enough energy/willpower to play a game. Fortunately, I worked up enough steam to do my art practice and then after a blank moment drew this.

Next up is Tomorrow, somehow.
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
God I feel like this happens with any work I have whatsoever. Great comic!
wbd Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It helped me to draw that up- it cleared up the situation in my mind.
Daywalkerrl Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
wbd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Things will get better, hopefully.
mayorlight Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
You hit it square on the nose, dude. XD
wbd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to figure out how to get past it, because unless I win the lottery or something things aren't going to change any time soon.
sqeakii00 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, i love this, so true.
wbd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I felt a bit better after drawing it.
Dualmask Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's amazing how much of myself I see in this.

I'm grateful that I have a job that enables me to live relatively comfortably, but my problem is my job isn't hard at all, it's just emotionally draining and doesn't make me have to think at all. Thus, all I ever do is come up with ideas, day in and day out. So as you know, I end up with a much different problem: not being able to decide what to act on, and thus going to bed (and sitting up in the middle of the night like you) with my mind a raging storm.

Aside from my whining, this is really well done. I enjoyed the expressions.
wbd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I seem to have different problems with creativity depending on many factors. On Monday, my problem was that I was drawing a complete blank. Even ideas I had written down didn't help- I couldn't visualize them at all. On other days, my problem is a lot like yours. I have all these big project ideas, and I get really motivated, but then I start thinking about how long it would take to get one done. Soon I've lost all motivation, and that big idea falls by the wayside. "It's just such a big project, how the heck can I get it done in a reasonable amount of time" I keep thinking.

I don't think you're whining at all, however. I don't think it's wrong to say what you're feeling, especially honest feelings about motivation.
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