Can Anyone help me overcome my mood when drawing?

March 23, 2007 12:42am CST
I can draw real good, but when i get bored and im a really moody person, when it comes to drawing.. I tend to not finishing what i started.. Any tips how could i avoid this? does this happened to you? please help!
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6 responses
21 Apr 07
I'd suggest to remember how fun drawing can be, do something about keeping focused on what your doing. such as find away that drives you =) An example would be show off your work and see people have to say. 10% out of 10 people remain focused when they have this source behind them and if used correctly you never know, you mood for being bored could end up missing for life. ~Joey
@flipper0 (93)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I am SO with you on this! I think my problem is mostly centered around "not producing a perfect piece first time", y'know? But even when I have a great vision that I can conceive and execute, sometimes I get to feeling so down. Drawing, or doing anything creative, draws on so many experiences that it's hard to tell what is actually motivating, or affecting, you when you get inspired. I've been trying to draw this perfect rose for the longest time, and finally realized that whenever I sketched it, I thought of my pop who had an incredible rose garden forever. Well, one thing leads to another y'know, and I may never complete my perfect rose drawing because it just makes me sad and missing him. Y'know? Just keep on keeping on!
@lizeri (533)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
I also experience the same this as yours. What I do is I try to think of the things that I like to see in the future. I get my inspiration by watching anime and I relaax my mind for a little then afterwards I go back to work. Sometimes, I feel procrastinated because I am being told to do some errands in our house. And that thing can't be avoided.
@sarach (49)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I find that colors and mediums can completely affect my mood when I'm working on something. When I've had a stressful day I tend to stick with graphite and draw more realistically. It sort of balances me. When I'm feeling bored I use oil pastels because the color choices and fluidity of the medium tend to hold me interest. I'm not sure what you tend to draw or what medium you prefer, but if you're getting bored I would definitely suggest adding some color and abstract elements. Sara
@Yanagi06 (23)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Go outside. Go sit in the park or something. Or near a beach. Somewhere you feel peaceful. And don't force yourself to draw. Even if you have to sit there for hours on end. When you are meant to finish a drawing it will happen. I have the same problems with drawing.
• United States
23 Mar 07
That can be annoying. Try changing your setting, that can alter your mood. Also changing the lighting is a good way to. Sometimes good works of art are completed in more than one time setting anyway. Happy Painting.