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Oh, I know that thing. I heard it called “drawing anxiety” before. Know your pain bro, really, I had that for almost whole year and slowly started recovering just recently. So sorry about your state, and hope you’ll recover fully soon *hug*

Oh- I like that term too :) It’s probably a little more concise than art funk too, cause art funk sounds like you could be jamming to a cool beat XD 

Oh man though, I’m sorry to hear that you had it for a year too :( I did a poll on Deviantart about it and it seems like something that every artist gets. Not just art block but full blown anxiety about it. I guess it’s like one of those things that strengthens your constitution as an artists though. You know, like dying a few times and saving the world a few more makes you go from being a rookie to a respected hero in the DCU? XD (omg I hate that troupe) 

I think that it’ll take me till the end of the year to be happy about my art- when I say happy though, I mean like firing art out left right and centre like a gun with paper and pencil as bullets. That is how I use to be, and it’s where I want to get to with art before I go back to conventions. I HEAVILY miss exhibiting, so starving myself from it is helping me fuel the fire to return to it as long as I don’t put a date on it cause I want to return all amazing and energetic. IF that take 2 or more years then I’m cool with that :) So far though, I’m taking a year off, pending art becoming a fire of passion for me :) I’m sure I can do that, and the steps I’m taking are what I’m certain I need to do to get back there :) And thank you for your support TuT *hugs*

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Your Steve is perf tho. And there is absolutely no shame in drawing from a photo. It’s wonderful and so is your art! Good to see you drawing~

Oh man… I have no idea how to explain this to you, hon. I have seen some shit in the realism community, and I’ve seen now people that don’t draw realism treat people that do. I’ve considered many times not bringing realism art to conventions cause it makes me “unapproachable”, and people seem to think that I must be capable of feats that I can’t possible do just cause I can copy from a photo well. The shame for me for copying straight from a photo is that I can’t do that from my head and people expect me to be able to when they can see what I can do with a photo. People like you that have had schooling in art though know that isn’t how art works though which is really nice, cause it means I can talk to you about it, but realism art just gets put on this hideously high pedastool, and I hate being on it cause there’s a lot of hideously pretentious realism folk out there. I can see why people would prejudge me after talking to them. They only respond to me cause I can copy from a photo, but they’re assholes cause I can’t do it without directly copying. Like- I’m not a full time artist guys. Lay off the shame hammer D: 

Sorry- I’m trying not to be negative about this sort of stuff cause I’m actually surrounded by some amazing people that ARE supportive of me, and you guys are invaluable. Just, every now and then you meet someone that puts you on a pedastool in that kind of way and right now, I can’t handle that. Realism seems to draw that kind of attention REALLY fast though which is why I held back. I need to draw more things realistically to remind myself of form though cause it increases my confidence when I do lineart. I’ll see how it goes T.T

Sorry- again, I have a lot of fears and anxiety with my art right now. Normally all of this stuff is insignificant and stupid, but right now, it’s like a gloomy cloud around me >.>

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*hugs* glad to hear you’re drawing again, hon ♥

Sorta- I have a lot of art on my sketch pad that I’m really not happy with and wont show anyone >.> TBH- I can see why some people burn their art- I kinda feel like doing it to some of my WIP images, but I’m doing my think of leaving it in a pile for a month or two and looking at it with fresh eyes and seeing if it’s still something I can’t handle looking at, or if it’s just me nutting it out. I can’t draw in public without going 100% off a photo that I’ve already drafted too but yeah- I am drawing a little :) It’s a big accomplishment for me to post a picture when I do cause of how much I have to get past to draw the initial image. I’ve decided to do a few straight off photos though cause those ones let me tick over techniques in my brain and worry less about the outcome. It makes me feel bad that I can’t draw straight from nothing- specially cause the internet put so much emphasis on not using reference in art (omg why is there so much hate for people using reference?), but atleast it’s something. Right now, I’m taking every picture as a milestone, and doing that seems to help a lot :) I really can’t handle critique still though T.T 

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What in the name of all gods is an art funk? *legit confused, google gives off weird non-art related results*

Sorry- It’s probably really confusing for someone that doesn’t have english for their first language. Funk has a few meanings, and I’m not sure if I’m even using it the correct way. The meaning I’m going for is "a state of paralyzing fear", so it’s not like an art block. You may be more familiar with that term. I think of Art blocks as short term, and art funk (I think some call it an art slump?) as a long term thing that takes a lot of work to recover from. I use to get art block a lot and moving to the next picture usually fixes it for me. 

Google produces the definition of Funk music, and the funk fashion sense more so I can see why it’d be hard to get by a quick google search

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The worst thing about having art funk is trying to recover from it- the first decent drawing that I’m working on that I’m not ashamed of people seeing the work in progress for for the first time in over a year and it gets the response “You call this art funk?! Can I have your art funk? How do I even realism?”

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let’s talk about the physical affects of chronic anxiety because they’re hardly ever acknowledged

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baby-snakes:

tombtea:

  • upset stomach and vomiting
  • ulcers
  • muscle aches
  • chronic fatigue
  • hormonal problems
  • irregular menstrual cycles
  • insomnia
  • infections
  • lowered immune system
  • migraines
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • heart palpitations
  • teeth-grinding
  • rashes

it is a lot more than just “feeling anxious “

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