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How I face lack of creativity

Sun Jul 24, 2016, 2:08 PM

Introduction - you can skip this part but if you do that you are a bad person...

First of all I'm going to spend few words on my situation. I live with my parents (I'm almost 21) and they don't like that I'm putting so much effort in studying art, because they think is a loss of time and there are more important things. I've started an illustration school but with their wise words - sorry for the sarcarsm but everything will be explained later - they drive me thinking to start a work and put the study of art as the last thing to do. I'm working 30h per week, not too much but I'm an I.T. developer - so I'm a great part of the day in front of a screen - and I travel 1h and 45min in total for go and come back from work. With this stress that I face every day, how I keep myself creating - this is a big word - and keep studying art?

Face lack of creativity

First of all, I'm trying to live with this motto "try always to look at everything with the eyes of a children". If you look at the clouds try to find strange figures, imagine stories about what happened in that sky. Eg. when I can see a lot of horses and cavalry in the clouds and shettered clouds I imagine an epic fight that happened upside my head... this way of keeping imaginating things helps me. Than, music. The music is very important. I try always to understand the lyrics and try to find the meaning of the artist, I love listening to The Doors and all the rock music but also eletronic. When I listen to a song that tell a story I imagine the situation, the colors, the smell of the places, I let the notes and the music rise and fly with my imagination. Linked to the music there is the reading. Reading books really help, because you can always find something that touch you and make you want to draw that. Finally, last but not least I keep looking for art and illustration, I use a lot pinterest and everytime I find an illustrator or an artist I start (in a compulsive way) to save his works and I keep looking at them, maybe looking for inspiration and studying them. Than I keep looking at photography and cinema...

You need to live, go outside, break the routine, start running, get drunk, go to a pub, take the train and travel for hours to meet a girl, you need to do things and live, and, golden rule: always bring a sketchbook and some materials to draw, everywhere, everytime.

Facing lack of creativity is hard, but when you are so tired that you think you can't do anything good, take the medium with you are more at ease (usually i pick a brush and play with ink) and start playing with it as a child, making weird faces, lines like a child and everything like that... try to have the fun in everything you do!

#tutorial #creativity #stimulation 

  • Listening to: the doors
  • Reading: franz kafka
  • Playing: hyper light drifter


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Marco Pellino
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
I'm a working, art student. I started studying art seriusly when i become 18. Now i'm learning acrylics and improving my drawing skills!
I have Instagram, follow me: marco_pellino95
And, you can find me by googling #marcopellinoart


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BelleDreamer Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the llama!
1FoxyThePirateFox1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the llama! :D
sergeibsg Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the llama! Your watercolors are pretty.
MarcoPellino Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Raimei-Kuroneko Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the llama. ^-^
KuniRuta Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
thanks for the llama ;)
Lord-Hillsworth Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Good Evening,

I would like to thank you for the 3D Llama Badge badge and I really appreciate it a lot and it was a very kind thing for you to do!! You are a very kind person!!!Cheers!!!:) (Smile) 

Kind Regards,

MarcoPellino Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Uh you too are a kind person! :D
Have a good day!
Exenne Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!! Thanks for the Llama!! I am a dummy! 
Tatuas Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks so much for the Llama!
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